25 killed in Mexico when bus plummets off embankment

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  • More than 20 others are injured
  • The bus' brakes apparently failed

At least 25 people were killed and more than 20 injured Sunday when a bus ran off a freeway and fell down an embankment in Guerrero state, Mexico, authorities said.

Nine of the dead were children.

The crash occurred just before 1 p.m. when the bus' brakes apparently failed while it was traveling over a steep incline, Guerrero state officials said. The bus plummeted 300 meters (983 feet) down the embankment.

The local government expressed condolences to the victims' families and pledged its support.