Eight Chinese migrants die in shipwreck off the coast of Oaxaca


The Oaxaca Attorney General’s Office reported that the bodies of the people drowned in San Francisco del Mar and found on the beach correspond to seven women and one man, all of Chinese nationality.

In a statement, the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Oaxaca (FGEO) reported on the progress of the investigations surrounding the accident that occurred off the coast of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in which eight people in a migration situation died.

Regarding the victims, the Oaxaca Prosecutor’s Office, through the Regional Vice Prosecutor’s Office of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, established that the victims were Chinese people, seven women and one man.

Furthermore, according to the statement made by the only survivor, a male person originally from China, the victims were traveling aboard a boat that was guided by a Mexican man, and that they left from a port near Tapachula, in the state of Chiapas, on Thursday, March 28, 2024 (the bodies were found on March 30).

Suddenly, the boat overturned, leaving them stranded at sea where the eight victims died, with only one of the migrants surviving.

According to the only survivor, the accident occurred on March 29, and he endured a whole night floating at sea.

The lifeless bodies of the victims emerged in the area called Playa Vicente, belonging to municipality of San Francisco del Mar, which is an open sea beach, on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

The victims have not yet been officially identified, so the Oaxaca Prosecutor’s Office carries out inter-institutional work with different federal bodies, in addition to working with the Chinese embassy in Mexico.

Source.- OEM

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