At least 19 died after a car accident near Mexico City

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A transport truck crashed into a toll booth and six other vehicles on a highway in central Mexico on Saturday, causing at least 19 deaths and three injuries, authorities said.

The brakes of the truck, which was carrying the shampoo base, apparently failed before crashing into the toll booth and then the vehicles, igniting a large fire on the highway connecting Mexico City with the state of Puebla, said one. statement from the Federal Roads and Bridges of Mexico and Related Services Agency. The incident took place in the state of Mexico.

The agency raised the death toll to 19 late Saturday evening.

Videos posted on social media showed some of the vehicles involved in the accident engulfed in flames, while others near the toll booth were completely destroyed.

The accident occurred on the Mexico-Puebla highway in Ixtapaluca, in the state of Mexico. (Luis Cortes / Reuters)

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