Panama buries final 13 our bodies of dozens of bus crash victims


PANAMA CITY — Panama buried the final 13 unclaimed our bodies Friday from a Feb. 15 bus crash that killed over three dozen migrants from a number of nations.

The migrants buried Friday included individuals from Haiti, Eritrea and Nigeria. Their our bodies had not been claimed by family members.

They have been buried in particular person graves in a cemetery within the province of Chiriqui close to the border with Costa Rica. About 20 different our bodies had already been claimed.

The bus was carrying 67 migrants, most from Ecuador, Haiti and Venezuela, when it plunged off a hillside. Many of the migrants had crossed the damaging Darien Gap into Panama from Colombia.

Later that month, Panama’s authorities suspended bus journeys carrying the migrants throughout the nation, after a bus caught hearth. All the passengers on that bus have been evacuated safely.

Migrants ceaselessly attain Panama by crossing the roadless, jungle-clad Darien Gap between Colombia and Panama. Panamanian authorities estimate that over 250,000 migrants made the damaging land crossing in 2020, and that up to now this yr a further 50,000 are believed to have made the journey.

Panama typically permits migrants to journey to the border with Costa Rica, the place they often attempt to cross Central America and Mexico to succeed in the U.S. southwestern border.

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