Mexican Immigrants in Critical Condition

A tragic bus accident in Florida involving Mexican agricultural workers with H2A work visas has left a devastating impact. The Consulate of Mexico in Orlando was shaken by the news of the accident in Citrus County, Florida, where eight immigrants lost their lives, six were in critical condition, and three were in serious condition.

Authorities in the United States confirmed that the accident was caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol who crashed into the bus, resulting in the tragedy. The driver has been arrested and faces multiple charges including involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence.

In response to the tragedy, the Consulate of Mexico has been providing assistance to the victims and their families. They have deployed personnel to the accident site and hospitals where the injured are being treated. Consul Juan Sabines Guerrero and his team are working to complete a list of those affected and address the needs of the survivors.

Additionally, the Consulate General of Mexico in Miami has joined efforts to support and follow up on the case. They will continue to work closely with the authorities to provide consular assistance to the affected workers and their families.

Furthermore, an investigation will be conducted into the working conditions of the workers to ensure that their labor rights are respected. The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its deepest condolences for the loss of the eight nationals and reaffirmed its commitment to providing all necessary protection, assistance, and support.

This tragic incident highlights the importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of all workers, especially those who come to countries like the United States on work visas. It serves as a reminder of the need for proper regulations and oversight to prevent such accidents and protect the rights of migrant workers.