Video Player Close LOS ANGELES, March 2 (Xinhua) — At least 13 people were killed in a traffic collision Tuesday morning on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico in the state of California, according to the local police. The Mexican Consulate in Calexico confirmed Tuesday night that at least 10 of the 13 dead are Mexican nationals, and the identities of the other three people in the accident have not yet been confirmed. California Highway Patrol Chief Omar Watson said at a press conference Tuesday that 12 people died at the scene just outside of Holtville, which is about 11 miles (17.7 km) north of the U.S.-Mexico border, and another died after arriving at the hospital. Hospital sources said earlier that at least 15 people were killed in the accident. Judy Cruz, the El Centro Regional Medical Center’s emergency department director, disclosed at a press conference that the accident left 15 dead and several others injured. Fourteen people died at the scene and another person died at hospital, where six others are being treated, Cruz said, adding that at least five others were sent to other medical centers for treatment. “The patients are, of course, going through a… Read full this story
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