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At least 7 dead, 6 injured in Mexico road accident
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At least 7 dead, 6 injured in Mexico road accident

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Mexico City, Aug 17 : At least seven people were killed and six others injured in a road accident in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo, local media reported.

The accident took place on Friday at 0829 hrs local time (1329 GMT) along the Mexico-Laredo Highway, near Hidalgo's northeastern municipality of Zimapan, when a pickup lost control and fell off the cliff, the Hidalgo government said in a statement.

"Those killed were parents of children, who are members of an orchestra of Zimpan's Cultural Center, Zimapan's Mayor Erick Marte. Their children were traveling in another vehicle and both vehicles were headed to a musical performance in Mexico City," the statement said.

The injured were taken to a hospital in the neighbouring municipality of Ixmiquilpan, it added.(UNI)