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Forensic staff and red cross members inspect a bus after a crash on a highway near Juan Rodriguez Clara town, in Veracruz state, April 13, 2014. At least 36 people were killed and four injured on Sunday when a bus crashed into the back of a truck in eastern Mexico and caught fire, the government of the state of Veracruz said. REUTERS/Angel Hernandez

At least 36 people killed in Mexican bus crash

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 36 people were killed and four injured on Sunday when a bus crashed into the back of a truck in eastern Mexico and caught fire, the government of the state of Veracruz said.

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The bus had left Villahermosa in Tabasco state and was en route to Mexico City when it crashed near the municipality of Juan Rodriguez Clara, the Veracruz government said in a statement.

"Apart from being hit, the bus also caught fire, making the job of identifying bodies difficult," Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte said on local television.

The truck was "badly parked on the motorway" when the bus hit, the statement said, citing federal police reports. The bus was completely consumed by the fire, it added, raising the death toll from the accident from 33 reported earlier.

Bus crashes and road accidents occur frequently in Mexico, taking a heavy death toll each year.

In 2012, at least 43 people died when a truck hit a bus in Veracruz, and just a couple of months later more than 30 others were killed in a separate accident in Guerrero state.

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