Survivor of Mexico student massacre tells of his narrow escape from police death squad

unnamed-7A forensic investigator works at the site of the mass graves, near Iguala in Mexico

A survivor of the apparent massacre of dozens of students in Mexico has told of his narrow escape from the gang of corrupt police officers and drug cartel hit men who ambushed them.

State prosecutors believe more than 40 students who went missing last month after a violent clash with officers on the outskirts of Iguala were rounded up, killed and thrown in mass graves.

One of those who escaped said the students were travelling in buses which they had seized for a protest when they were blocked by a police car.

The 19-year-old, who wants to be known as Eusebio for fear of reprisals, said the officers then opened fire as the students got off the buses, killing at least one and injuring several others.

“The shooting carried on for a long time”…