10 minor survivors of the Chiapas accident return to Guatemala

The Ministry of Foreign Relations (Minex) reported that 10 minor survivors of the accident that occurred in Chiapas, Mexico, were returned to Guatemala.

The ages range between 15 and 17 years and they are originally from Chimaltenango (2), Quiche (5), Jutiapa (1), Quetzaltenango (1) and Guatemala (1).

The reception was in charge of the Guatemalan Migration Institute, which carried out the migratory controls, later they were under the protection and protection of the Secretary of Social Welfare and the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation.

He pointed out that their transfer to the national territory was carried out this Thursday by land and that the compatriots will be placed under the protection of institutions that attend to childhood issues.

The situation of these minors reflects what is experienced in society, that no matter the risk in which the minors are placed, in order to arrive irregularly in the United States.

“Parents should understand the danger they put their children in, their lives are at risk when trying to take them along these routes,” said Aníbal Pérez, an analyst on migration.

Guatemalan migrants deceased

On December 9, a trailer smuggling approximately 160 migrants collided with a pedestrian bridge on a highway in Chiapas.

According to Minex, so far it has been confirmed that 19 Guatemalans died, but that figure could increase since the total number of deaths was 56 and many have not been identified.

While still others, who are suspected of being nationals, are in the process of being identified.

Meanwhile, through the General Consulate of Guatemala in Tuxtla Gutiérrez it was also indicated that there are 101 injured compatriots.


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