The others nine Cuban migrants died early this Saturday in a car accident in Suchitepéquez, Guatemalaaccording to local media.
First, the Guatemalan Migration Institute reported that nine people died in the area: five men and two women, all foreigners, and two Guatemalan men. Two other people were reported dead at the hospital where they were taken.
The middle Note Six The names of six of the dead were later reported, in a Facebook post titled “Identified the migrants of Cuban nationality died in a terrible traffic accident”.
These are the Cubans Osmani Broche González, 54 years old; Josué Gesaias Melgar Martínez, 28 years old; Marleny Hernández Alfonso, 54; Luis David Baños Lamadrid, 25; Ihanosky López Pérez, 45, and Luisa Reynosa Castillo, 57, who died at the Mazatenango Hospital.
The media added that four more bodies have not been identified. However, the Prosecutor’s Office of the city of San Bautista stated in a report sent to AFP that “it is possible to determine that of the 11 people who died, nine are Cuban nationals and two are Guatemalans.”
The only Cuban survivor, Bárbaro Alexander López, and a Guatemalan identified as Ronald Valentín Chanchavac Pérez remained in hospital on Saturday.32 years old.
Note Six He stated that the accident occurred at kilometer 133 of the Pacific Chicacao Suchitepéquez route when a group of migrants crowded into a car was traveling to the Mexican border.
The immigration authorities stated in their official report that A motorcycle, farm truck and a truck were involved in the accident.. The preliminary version is that the agricultural vehicle, in which the migrants were traveling, collided with the motorcycle and the truck.
Last October, a Cuban migrant was killed and other Cuban nationals were injured in a traffic accident that occurred in Guatemala. The Cubans were traveling irregularly in that country with the intention of reaching the United States, when the van they were traveling in overturned near the Mexican border. The car caught fire at kilometer 246 of the Oscos-San Marcos highway.
Guatemala is one of the countries that Cubans usually pass through on their route through Central America to reach the United States.. The National Migration Institute of that country reported in X that in 2023 the Attention Center for Foreign Migrants (CAMIEX) will have at least 50 Cubans. Another 47 migrants from the Island were deported from Guatemala through October.