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Accident in southern Mexico leaves 10 migrants dead and 15 injured

2023-10-03T21:15:53+00:00
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  • Accident Leaves Migrants Dead.
  • Tragedy Occurs in Pijijiapan.
  • Undocumented Cubans on a Dangerous Journey.

A fatal road accident occurred in the municipality of Pijijiapan, located 150 kilometers from the border city of Tapachula, Chiapas, in Mexico.

At the tragic scene, at least 10 migrants were reported to have lost their lives, while another 15 were injured.

This unfortunate event involved Cuban citizens who ventured on a dangerous journey in search of a better future.

The incident occurred in the early hours of last Sunday, October 1, around 5:50 a.m. (11:00 GMT).

Migrants Dead

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Civil Protection stated that the Cuban migrants injured in the road incident were treated immediately.

The victims were traveling in a Ford Super Duty vehicle that, unfortunately, overturned on the road.

This tragic event caused the migrants on board to be ejected onto the asphalt, resulting in fatal consequences.

The vehicle, which did not have license plates, was transporting approximately 35 foreign individuals, according to EFE.

Car accident leaves several dead

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Inside the vehicle were approximately 35 foreigners who had ventured to travel under precarious and dangerous conditions.

In order to avoid detection by the Mexican authorities, they risked their passage to distant lands in search of a better life.

To date, the exact cause of this tragic accident, which left a trail of devastation along the road, has not been determined.

The red vehicle was left stranded on the side of the road, adjacent to the bodies of those who lost their lives in this catastrophic event.

Identification of victims is crucial

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The relevant authorities, in this case, the National Migration Institute (INM), will be responsible for providing information.

This pertains to the nationality of the individuals who were aboard the Ford Super Duty and who were killed and injured in the accident.

Identifying the victims is crucial for the investigation and for the process of contacting their families, stated the EFE agency.

The situation for migrants in Tapachula is becoming increasingly desperate, leading them to resort to using unregulated transportation units.

Investigation underway to determine the cause

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Indeed, the desperation to reach the United States prompts many individuals to opt for hazardous transportation methods over traditional immigration procedures.

In light of the severity of the incident, numerous security forces and emergency services were dispatched to the accident scene.

The preventive State Police, Civil Protection, municipal Ministerial Police, and the National Guard cordoned off the area.

This was while they awaited the arrival of experts to assist the migrants and retrieve the bodies of the victims.

Undocumented people face dangers

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This sorrowful event on the Tapanatepec-Tapachula highway reveals the harsh reality migrants confront in their quest for a better life.

On the other hand, hundreds journey day and night, braving persistent dangers, in the hopes of realizing their grand dreams.

Improved immigration regularization is necessary for many undocumented individuals trying to cross the border, according to the Voice of America media.

Regrettably, many risk their lives due to the complicated processes required to keep their documents in order.

Cuban migrants in search of a better future

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In addition, many undocumented individuals traverse through Mexico in perilous vehicles, as exemplified by this tragic accident, reported by Voz de América.

The tragedy in Pijijiapan serves as a stark reminder of the risks and challenges migrants face in their pursuit of a promising future.

It sends a critical message highlighting the need to find compassionate and effective solutions to resolve this situation.

Ensuring the safety and well-being of those seeking a better life away from their places of origin is paramount, as noted by EFE and Voz de AméricaHERE THE IMAGES.

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