At least 12 people are dead with several others injured after a tourist bus crashed and flipped over on a highway en route to the Mayan ruins just south of the city of Tulum, NY Daily News reported.
The cause of the crash and other circumstances are under investigation.
Here’s what we know so far:
1. The Bus Was Carrying Royal Caribbean Cruise Passengers
The group was part of a Royal Caribbean cruise line who were visiting a section of Mayan Ruins.
2. 7 Americans & 2 Citizens Were Among the Injured, & the Nationalities of the Dead Aren’t Yet Known
Seven Americans and two Swedish citizens were injured in the crash, according to Vincente Martin, the civil defense spokesman for Quintana Roo state, as reported by NY Daily News.
However, the nationalities of those among the dead is not known at this time. Check back for updates.
3. The Group Was on Their Way to the Mayan Ruins
The tourists were reportedly on their way for a Mayan Ruins adventure offered by the Royal Caribbean cruise line.
4. Royal Caribbean Was Sued in 2016 After an Alleged Reckless Driver Caused an Accident in Jamaica
According to TMZ, eight passengers sued Royal Caribbean after the ship they were passengers on, Independence of Seas, stopped for a “day excursion to Dunn’s River Falls.”
The cruise ship guru was accused of putting “a bunch of tourists in a death trap by setting them up with a reckless Jamaican bus driver who ended up getting into a huge wreck,” the media outlet reported.
5. 11 People Were Killed in a 2009 Bus Crash in Mexico When the Driver Was Drunk
In 2009,a tractor-trailer “lost control” and crashed into a bus full of Canadians and Americans touring northern Mexico. That crash caused 11 fatalities, NY Daily News reported.