Nine-year-old victim of Zacatecas tragedy dies

Twenty-nine people killed after truck ran over pilgrims.
The boy is the latest death after the tragedy. (Photo: Archive)
01/08/2015
18:55
Hilda Hernández / Saltillo
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Nine-year-old Héctor Cervantes Muñiz died this early morning in the Christus Muguerza Hospital due to head trauma, according to the authorities in Saltillo, Coahuila.

The number of deaths increased to 29 among the pilgrims ran over by a truck in Mazapil, Zacatecas.

State health secretary Héctor Mario Zapata Garza confirmed that the boy died as a result of cranial trauma. The body is currently at the local coroner for the autopsy de rigour.

Last Wednesday, a tow truck transporting 21 tons of sand lost its brakes and ran over a hundred pilgrims on the way to the Cristo Nuestro Padre Jesús church in Mazapil.

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