COATZACOALCOS, Mexico:-  A bus carrying amateur football players and fans careened into a river in eastern Mexico on Sunday, leaving at least sixteen people dead and 30 injured, authorities said. The bus fell into the Atoyac River in Veracruz state, apparently after a brake malfunction, said Ricardo Maza Limon, an official at the regional civil protection agency. "For now, there are more than eight victims," Maza Limon said.–AFP

Authorities warned that more bodies were believed to be stuck under the bus, which was at the bottom of the river in the municipality of Atoyac.

The bus was taking the players to an amateur football game; children were among the passengers.