The potential next President of Mexico and current second most important government official, 37-year-old Interior Minister and point man in the drug wars, Juan Camilo Mouri?±o Terrazo, died as his LearJet crashed into bumper to bumper traffic on the most important street of Mexico City. The AP has the story here.
I wrote about him last January here.The Lear jet, carrying three crew members, Mr. Mouri?±o and four of his aides, came down on busy Reforma Avenue about 6:45 p.m., scattering wreckage over a vast area.
â€?It fell on top of all the traffic, which you know is completely stopped,â€? said Arturo S??nchez Rios, a food vendor. â€?I saw 10 to 15 cars explode in a manner of seconds.â€?
Giant flames soared into the night sky but there were no immediate reports of deaths on the ground. Officials said nearly 2,000 people were evacuated from area office buildings.