8 Americans, 2 Swedes, 1 Canadian dead in Mexican bus crash

An ambulance sits parked next to an overturned bus in Mahahual, Quintana Roo state, Mexico, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. (Novedades de Quintana Roo via AP)

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Eight Americans, two Swedes and one Canadian were among the fatalities of a bus crash in eastern Mexico, state officials said Wednesday.

The Quintana Roo state government said in a statement that the injured also include three Canadians, four Brazilians and four Americans. Two other Swedes were wounded and transported to the United States for treatment.

Officials had said Tuesday that seven others who were slightly injured had returned to their cruise ship after the accident.

A Mexican tour guide also died in the crash, and the bus driver was injured and taken into custody, the statement said.

The bus crashed Tuesday morning on a narrow highway in Quintana Roo state while carrying tourists to Mayan ruins.

The cause of the crash was under investigation. A passenger on another bus that passed just minutes after the crash said he observed skid marks on the dry pavement.