On Thursday, December 30, 2021, the authorities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received 15 bodies of migrants who were victims of a traffic accident in Chiapas, Mexico.
The accident occurred on December 9 last, when a trailer transporting irregular migrants to the United States crashed.
In the accident, more than 50 migrants from Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the Dominican Republic died, although most of the victims were chapines.
In addition, dozens of people were injured and are still in Mexican territory for their recovery and solvency of their immigration status.
Among the 15 migrants who were repatriated yesterday, there are eight who resided in Quiché, one from Quetzaltenango, two from Chimaltenango, one from Izabal, one from Baja Verapaz, one from San Marcos and one from Escuintla.
In Chajul, Quiché, residents gathered to receive the coffin of a 20-year-old young man, identified as Pablo Escobar, whose relatives said their last goodbye at his residence.
According to information from neighbors, the repatriation of two other migrants from Chajul who died in the accident in Chiapas is still pending.
In addition, in Cantel, Quetzaltenango, relatives of Francisco Salanic, 37, gathered to transfer his remains to the Xecam community, to say goodbye.
According to Minex authorities, they are still waiting for the confirmation of 18 victims of the tragedy who continue in Mexican territory and are expected to be Guatemalans.
There are another 15 Guatemalans injured in serious condition and 12 in mild condition.
Another 74 migrants were discharged from assistance centers and remain in hotels while they resolve their immigration status. Some have decided to continue their journey to the USA.