12 cruise ship passengers dead after bus crashes in Mexico

Christophe and Laura Couallier were killed in a bus crash in Mexico

"I still don't believe she is dead", she said.

"Consular officials in Ottawa and in Playa del Carmen, Mexico are in contact with affected Canadian citizens as well as family members and are providing consular assistance as required", spokesman Philip Hannan said. Her partner and their two daughters were injured.

Meanwhile Horwood's family is making funeral arrangements in her home town of St. John's.

Dunn said Horwood was the youngest of six siblings, and she was the light of her family. "Due to privacy considerations, further details can not be disclosed at this time".

The tour bus crashed Tuesday in Mexico's Quintana Roo state and killed 12 people, including eight Americans, two Swedes and one Canadian.

A cruise ship passenger who saw the aftermath of a tour bus crash that killed 11 foreigners in southeastern Mexico said she saw skid marks leading to a trail of broken glass and an overturned bus in the ditch.

"Our hearts go out to all those involved in the bus accident in Costa Maya", the company said. "We are doing all we can to care for our guests, including assisting with medical care and transportation".

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The injured were taken to hospitals in Bacalar and Chetumal.

Video images from the scene showed the bus on its side off the two-lane highway, according to the AP. Some survivors could be seen lying on the pavement while others were able to walk. The bus driver was hospitalized and could face criminal charges, the state prosecutor said. Most of the passengers were couples and families fresh off cruise ships on a shore excursion.

Mexican police officers and paramedics work in the scene of a road accident, where a bus driving tourists to Chacchoben archaeological zone overturned between El Cafetal and Mahahual, in Quintana Roo state, Mexico on December 19, 2017.

According to Royal Caribbean Cruises, the passengers were on two of the cruise company's ships - Celebrity Equinox and Serenade of the Seas. It was docked Wednesday up the coast in Cozumel.

Thursday night, the grandparents couldn't find one of the girls in the house.

The Bevers were one of several families torn apart by the crash, whose cause has yet to be revealed.

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