Bodies of drowning victims reach El Salvador

THE PHOTO thst shocked the world

1,375Views 2Comments Posted 30/06/2019

The corpses of Óscar Alberto Martínez and his daughter Angie Valeria, who drowned in the Rio Grande, on the border between  Mexico and the United States, arrived in Salvadore on Sunday, June  30.

The remains of Óscar, 25 years old, and the girl of almost two years entered via land to the town of La Hachadura, on the borderline between El Salvador and Guatemala, about 110 km southwest of San Salvador, in the department of Ahuachapán, reports the AFP news agency.

The Salvadoran minister of government, Mario Durán, received the bodies that arrived in a hearse.

Both the father and his daughter will be transferred from La Hachadura to the La Bermeja cemetery, in the southern sector of San Salvador, where after a day of vigil they will be buried.  

Martinez and the girl died drowned a week ago in the Rio Grande when they tried to cross illegally to reach US soil.  

The photograph of this father with his daughter when they lay dead face down on the riverbank shocked the international community.  

The decision to move the bodies by land from Mexico was taken in conjunction with the family of the victims.


Comments 2


It's not a tragedy it's "natural selection". A parent wants free stuff so bad he's will to put his kid in a raging river. Socialists will risk anything for the chance at free shit.

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Virgil E Eaves Jr

If there had been a wall, or if Mexico had stoped them, or if Salvador had education and jobs, they would still be alive. Sad.

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