43 remain hospitalized after deadly truck crash

Pope Francis sent a note of condolences Friday to the families of the victims.
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31/07/2015
12:15
AP
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 Authorities say 43 people remain hospitalized two days after a runaway truck plowed into a procession of Roman Catholic celebrants, killing 27 people in central Mexico.

The country's Health Department reports that 10 of the injured are in serious condition and one is considered critical. The rest are stable.

Pope Francis sent a note of condolences Friday to the families of the victims that was distributed by the Mexican Bishops' Conference.

The town of Mazapil in Zacatecas state was celebrating the festival of its patron, Jesús Nazareno, with a procession down a main street Wednesday night.

Authorities say the truck's brakes failed and it slammed into the crowd.

Investigators have been searching for the driver, who apparently fled the scene of the crash.

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