Jalisco highway collapse leaves at least three people dead

JALISCO.- Three people died yesterday afternoon (Friday) after a landslide on federal highway 80, at kilometer 243 + 200 in the municipality of La Huerta de Barra de Navidad, reported Civil Protection of the State.

They arrived at the place firefighters elements to help the injured people, but three died, and although the authorities did not specify how they died, according to the newspaper La Jornada, it is presumed that they were traveling aboard a vehicle, which was buried by rocks and stones after the hill fell apart as a result of the rains of the Hurricane “Nora” that touched the shores of Jalisco During last week.

In order to safeguard the integrity of each and every Jalisco, the road is closed in both directions and alternately the way was opened for motorists to circulate from Cihuatlán to La Huerta, entering at kilometer 70 + 000 from the Melaque-Puerto Vallarta section to Villa Purificación, leaving at kilometer 193 + 000 of the Acatlán-Barra de Navidad section. In the sense of the Huerta to Cihuatlán it is the reverse journey, “explained Civil Protection.

Authorities rule out that there are more injured

For their part, staff from Search and Rescue in Collapsed Structures, as well as Civil protection, they continued working on the tear zone to assess the security conditions, and ruled out that there are missing persons due to this mishap.

The agency also reported that there are already workers with heavy machinery working in the place to avoid any other accident due to the fall of material and to be able to clear the way.

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