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Investigation of 14 migrant deaths in Darien

(MENAFN- Newsroom Panama) Migrants using the river near where the first bodies were found

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The Darien Regional Prosecutor's Office is investigating the discovery of a skeleton and 13 bodies allegedly corresponding to migrants. The first discovery was near the Tuqueza and Canaán Membrillo rivers, in the Emberá Wounaán region, on Thursday, September 23 included a minor between 8 and 10 years of age.

The investigation is in charge of the superior prosecutor Julio Vergara Castillo, prosecutor of Darién.

"One skeleton and five bodies were found, through a search initiated by members of the Prosecutor's Office and the National Border Service for people who were reported missing by a group of migrants," said the MP. On Friday morning, September 24, another four bodies were discovered. According to the superior prosecutor, none of the bodies carried identification documents.




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