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The US clarified the number of deaths in a road accident on the border with Mexico

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On a highway in the area of the small American border town of Holtville, 12 people died, another died in hospital.

As a result of an accident in the southern part of California, 13 people died, and not 15, as the media reported, at least six more were injured. This was announced on Tuesday, March 2, by regional police chief Omar Watson at a press conference broadcast by Fox News.

According to the chief police officer of the state, an SUV and a truck collided in the area of the small American town of Holtville on the US-Mexican border.

There were 25 people in the SUV, including the driver. At the same time, 12 of them died on the spot and one — in a medical facility. The authorities are investigating whether there are US citizens among the dead.

According to Watson, the state's leadership turned to Mexican colleagues for help in order to jointly establish the circumstances and causes of the accident.

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