Three Venezuelan migrants die after being hit by a vehicle in Mexico

Three Venezuelan migrants died when they were hit by a vehicle while walking on a highway near the Mexican city of Tapachulaborder with Guatemala, reported this Tuesday Civil Protection authorities.

According to the Mexican newspaper Reforma, The three migrants were walking on the road last Monday when they were hit by a vehiclethis for trying to evade a checkpoint of the Mexican immigration authorities.

The accident occurred on the Tapachula-Tuxtla Chico international highway, in Ciudad Hidalgo, when the migrants were heading to Tapachula and until now the identity of the deceased is unknown.

Due to this accident, Chiapas Civil Protection authorities called on migrants on Tuesday not to risk walking on the roads due to the risk of being run over or losing their lives in their search to cross Mexico with the idea of ​​reaching USA.

Julissa Esther Briones, PC delegate in the Soconusco region, said that other people who were also injured in the deadly accident were taken to the Tapachula regional hospital, according to the EFE agency.

“Previously the caravans were massive, now we see groups of 30 to 50 in the strip of the Chiapas coast, where unfortunately they transit at night, for this reason we ask that they not risk walking, but rather carry out their legal procedures and be able to advance without expose his life,” Briones said.

Some 500 migrants including Russians, Turks, Venezuelans, Cubans, Hondurans and Chinese arrived on Tuesday at the immigration regularization offices of the National Institute of Migration (INM) to request permits that allow them to cross through Mexico and reach the northern border with the United States. , according to Reformation.

In addition, a new caravan of migrants that left Tapachula, in the last few hours, arrived in the municipality of Arriaga, where they will rest this evening as they intend to advance to the state of Oaxaca, without being detained.

In recent days, from Tapachula, two caravans of about 1,000 migrants each have left, which have managed to advance to the state of Oaxaca.

The authorities of Mexico and the United States deported more than 196,300 Central American citizens in 2022, including more than 35,000 children and adolescents, according to a report of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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