US cruise ship crashed at Mexico and killed 12 tourists

Vastavam web: A bus carrying tourists from US cruise ships to an archeological site in Mexico crashed after running off the road, killing at least 12 people including several foreigners, state authorities said.The crash, which left another 18 injured, happened on a highway in the state of Quintana Roo, located on the eastern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula and well known as home to the Caribbean resort city of Cancun.The bus was carrying 31 passengers on a straight stretch of road with little traffic. The cause of the accident was not immediately known.

Twenty-three of the passengers had arrived on the ships Celebrity Equinox and Serenade of the Seas, cruise owner Royal Caribbean Cruises told AFP.A civil defense source told AFP privately however that most of the dead were Americans. Among the injured were eight Americans, three Brazilian and two Swedes, the source added.The bus was headed for a resort town called Mahahual that features archeological ruins.