At least 16 people were killed and 19 others injured when a tour bus crashed on the Mexico City-Tampico highway near Corredor de la Montaña, a town in Hidalgo state, prosecutors said.

The accident left seven men, seven women, a boy and a girl dead, the Hidalgo Attorney General's Office said.

The bus was returning to Mexico City from the town of Santa Maria Amajac when the accident happened.

Eleven people were killed and nine others injured last Thursday when a bus plunged into a ravine near Temuxco, a town in Hidalgo. EFE