Global Affairs Canada confirms that “at least one Canadian family” is involved in a that killed at least 12 people in southeastern Mexico.
“We provide consular assistance to this family in Mexico. For confidentiality reasons, we can not share other details for the moment,” says the ministry.
A bus carrying tourists to visit Mayan ruins overturned Tuesday on a highway on the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. A spokesman for the state of Quintana Roo said at least seven Americans and two Swedes had been injured.
The Royal Caribbean cruise company wrote in a statement that passengers on two of its boats, the Celebrity Equinox and the Serenade of the Seas, were involved in the accident. The company expressed its condolences and said it was providing help for medical care and transportation.
The bus was traveling to the ruins of Chacchoben, about 175 kilometers south of Tulum, at the time of the accident.
The Costa Maya Mahahual coach company said in a statement that the vehicle was transporting tourists arriving from the coastal city of Mahahual aboard a cruise ship.
In addition to tourists, a guide and a driver were on board, the company added.