The number of migrants killed as a result of the overturning of a trailer, which occurred last Thursday on the Chiapa de Corzo-Tuxtla Gutiérrez highway, rose to 56 after the death of a man due to the severity of his injuries, local authorities reported.

In statements, the Secretary of Health of Chiapas, José Manuel Cruz Castellanos announced the death of the male migrant, who had been injured during the overturning of a trailer that was transporting nearly 200 people, mostly from from Guatemala and Honduras.

So far, there are seven injured people who have lost their lives, while receiving medical attention, due to the severity of the injuries they had.

The local official also indicated that the identity of the victim is unknown, since since the incident his state of health was very serious, with a diagnosis of severe head and chest trauma, for which he was intubated in the Intensive Care Unit Adults of the General Hospital Dr. Jesús Gilberto Gómez Maza.

Likewise, Cruz Castellanos explained that of the 114 injured migrants who were treated in hospitals in the region, 62 still receive medical attention; four are in “very serious” conditions in the intensive care area and the medical diagnosis for the rest of the injured people is “of serious and delicate stable”. So 45 have already been discharged.

In his latest report, the head of the State Health Secretariat also pointed out that the General Hospital Dr. Jesús Gilberto Gómez Maza and the basic community hospitals of Acala, Berriozábal, Chiapa de Corzo and Cintalapa of the Ministry of Health, as well as the Hospital General Dr. Belisario Domínguez of the ISSSTE, the General Hospital Vida Mejor of the ISSTECH, the General Hospital of Zone 2 of the IMSS and the Mexican Red Cross, continue to provide care to the victims who are still hospitalized.

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