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Mexican Consulate reacts to 6 dead from bus crash

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Mexican Consul David Preciado expressed extreme sadness on Saturday as he discussed with THV11 the bus crash that left six Mexican farm workers dead on Friday

Preciado visited the 13 workers staying at a local motel Saturday morning. "For us, [we have] been very busy to try to help them, all the families and all the survivors."

The Mexican Consulate personally met each worker to make sure their needs were met. "They will be flying these days back to Mexico to meet their families as soon as they can." Some of the 13 survivors have already gotten flights home, while others are waiting for word from their family in Mexico to find out more details.

Non-profit Seis Puentes helps the Hispanic community across Little Rock access resources in the community. They provided breakfast to the survivors on Saturday morning.

Miguel and Francisco are from Hidalgo and Veracruz, and they are waiting to find out when they can get their belongings and head back home. Francisco told THV11 he did not expect for there to be so much support from strangers.

Preciado agreed stating, "We wanted to say thank you to all the American community. To the Hispanic [groups], they have been supporting us, and all the authorities."

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