The transfer of the first coffins of the Dominican migrants who died in the serious accident on December 9 in the state of Chiapas, southeastern Mexico, scheduled for today, was postponed to Saturday.
A source from Aerodom, operator of the International Airport of the Americas, in Santo Domingo, reported the postponement of the transfer of the mortal remains of the Dominican migrants, without explaining the reason.
At least 56 people died in the truck accident and a hundred were injured, mostly Central American and Dominican migrants.
According to the latest report from the Chiapas Health Secretariat, 51 patients remain hospitalized, the vast majority of them in serious or delicate condition.
The trailer where the undocumented migrants were traveling collided with the wall of a pedestrian bridge, according to the report from the Chiapas Prosecutor’s Office.
After the impact, the box was left without the roof and then overturned to one side and as a result of the collision, dozens of migrants died instantly.
The Dominican authorities have confirmed the death of 11 migrants from that country and are still trying to identify two others, who have been reported missing, while three more are injured.
The expenses of the repatriation of the mortal remains of the Dominicans will be paid for by the governments of Mexico and the Dominican Republic, according to the Dominican Foreign Ministry.
Mexico is experiencing one of the largest migratory waves in its history. From January to October, the country has intercepted 228,115 people and deported another 82,627, figures that had not been seen for more than 15 years.
Likewise, refugee requests have also broken records, with at least 108,195 requests registered from January to October.