Infants Among 14 Dead in Tijuana Bus Crash

Sunday, Jan 3, 2010  |  Updated 7:53 AM PDT
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Infants Among 14 Dead in Tijuana Bus Crash

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A border patrol vehicle in the US overlooks the lights of Tijuana from Chula Vista.

Fourteen people are dead after a bus carrying farm workers and their families home plunged off a cliff in northern Mexico. Twenty-one were injured.

Police and prosecutors say the bus was on a winding road before dawn Saturday when it veered off at high speed over a cliff halfway between the border cities of Tijuana and Mexicali.

Baja California state prosecutors said the bus fell about 330 feet and broke in two, scattering luggage, seats and passengers along the slope below the highway.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Among the 14 dead were two young boys and an infant. Nine men and two women died.

The bus was transporting the workers from El Papalote ranch in the Pacific coast town of San Quintin to another ranch hundreds of miles south, in Villa Juarez outside the Sinaloa state capital of Culiacan.

Among those treated for injuries at hospitals were five children, ages 8 months to 10 years.

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