7 dead in bus-truck smashup in US

US media reported that the crash led to the shutdown of westbound I-40 near Thoreau, about 170 km northwest of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

At least seven people were killed in northwestern New Mexico when a tractor-trailer crashed head-on with a nearly packed Greyhound, US media reported late on Thursday (early Friday in UAE), quoting state police.


The State Police of US New Mexico said that many bus passengers were transported with serious injuries.

According to the police, preliminary crash information indicated a semi-tractor-trailer traveling on I-40 eastbound had a tire blowout and crossed into oncoming westbound traffic, colliding with a Greyhound bus.

ABC reported that the crash led to the shutdown of westbound I-40 near Thoreau, about 170 km northwest of Albuquerque, the largest city of New Mexico, 

The bus was traveling from Albuquerque to Phoenix in the state of Arizona with 47 passengers on board.

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