Guatemala City, Mar 28 : At least 30 people were killed while four others sustained injuries in a road accident in Guatemala, local media reported on Thursday. The accident occurred late on Wednesday in the Nahuala municipality. The crowd has reportedly gathered at the site of another traffic accident.
According to a representative of the local fire service, at least 17 injured people have been taken to a hospital in Solola, while nine more injured people have been taken to a hospital in the city of Quetzaltenango.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales extended his condolences over the incident.
"I regret the tragedy that happened in the Nahuala municipality, Solola, and claimed the lives of over 30 people. We are currently coordinating actions on providing assistance to the victims' relatives. I express my condolences," Morales wrote on Twitter.
The Guatemalan government announced three-day mourning in the country over the tragedy. (UNI)