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Official: At least 16 dead, 22 injured when bus and freight train collide in northern Mexico

In this image made from Associated Press Television News video  emergency responders work at the scene of a bus and freight train collision Friday Feb. 13, 2015. The collision at a grade crossing in northern Mexico, killed at least 16 people and injured 22, according to a Mexican official. The official said the accident  Friday occured in the town of Anahuac, which is Tamaulipas state near the border city of Nuevo Laredo, across from Laredo, Texas. (AP Photo/AP Television)

In this image made from Associated Press Television News video emergency responders work at the scene of a bus and freight train collision Friday Feb. 13, 2015. The collision at a grade crossing in northern Mexico, killed at least 16 people and injured 22, according to a Mexican official. The official said the accident Friday occured in the town of Anahuac, which is Tamaulipas state near the border city of Nuevo Laredo, across from Laredo, Texas. (AP Photo/AP Television)  (The Associated Press)

A Mexican official says at least 16 people have died and 22 injured in a collision between a bus and a freight train in northern state of Nuevo Leon near the border with Texas.

The official says Friday's accident occurred in the town of Anahuac, which is near Nuevo Laredo, across the Rio Grande from Laredo, Texas. The official was not authorized to be quoted by name.

Investigators are looking into whether the bus driver tried to beat the train to the road crossing where they collided.

The train was operated by the Transporte Frontera line on a route from Nuevo Laredo to the neighboring state of Coahuila.