- Three Hispanic brothers from Guatemala are killed by trains.
- Authorities confirmed that the deaths occurred in two different incidents.
- Both incidents occurred within a week of each other.
TERRIFYING COINCIDENCE. Three Hispanic brothers from Guatemala were killed by trains in separate incidents, the Guatemalan Consulate General in Raleigh, North Carolina confirmed on Tuesday.
Authorities stated that Pablo, 29, José, 20, and Baltazar Tiquiram Us, 27, born in Uspantán, Quiché department, died after they were run over by the Charlotte train. They also confirmed that the deaths occurred in two different incidents.
Three Hispanic brothers killed by trains in separate incidents
An official from the Protection Department of the Guatemalan consular headquarters told EFE that two of the brothers were run over when they paid homage to their other brother in the same place where he had been run over just a week before.
They also indicated that they are already in contact with the victims’ families. “Two other brothers who live in United States The procedures to repatriate them have already begun and they have also requested help and received legal advice, ”said the official.
In the first incident a brother dies
The first incident occurred on July 26, when the vehicle in which Baltazar and his partner were traveling was hit by a Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) train. After the impact, the 27-year-old lost his life and his partner, also Guatemalan, was injured, the consulate said.
A week later, Pablo and José visited the place where their brother had died to pay tribute to him, but were also hit by a train as they walked along the tracks, Charlotte Police explained.
A week later in the same place
This tragic accident occurred in the early morning of August 3, just a week after the first brother passed away and right in the same place. “The two brothers were also hit by a train while on foot and both succumbed to their injuries quite quickly,” said Sgt. Adam Jones.
The Charlotte Police officer also explained that both young Guatemalans were holding a tribute at the place where their brother died when the train fatally hit them.
Was it the alcohol?
“I can’t imagine losing your children, your siblings, in the course of a week under such tragic circumstances,” Jones said of the grim history of the Guatemalan family.
He also indicated that the death of the two brothers is under investigation and added that they suspect that “alcohol may have been a contributing factor” to this unfortunate outcome. Three Hispanic brothers killed by trains in separate incidents.
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