Published On: Sun, Jul 10th, 2022

Two other migrants from Celaya among Texas trailer tragedy

The final two victims, Oscar Aguado and José Antonio Pérez, both from Celaya, were among the eight Guanajuato residents who perished in the truck that was abandoned in San Antonio, Texas.

Celaya, Guanajuato.- The other three Guanajuato migrants who perished in the “San Anotnio death truck” have already been named. They are Mara Guadalupe Montero Serrato, from Valle de Santiago, and José Antonio Pérez Ramrez, both from Celaya.

In a press release published on Wednesday night, the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) stated that certain Mexicans who died on June 27 had their names made public without the Mexican government’s knowledge, as part of the information issued by the Public Information Office of Bexar County, Texas.

The three Guanajuatenses are featured in the published list.

In this way, eight Guanajuato residents who died from asphyxiation in a trailer box, in the suburbs of San Antonio, Texas, have already been identified.

Jorge Gámez Campos, Secretary of the Celaya City Council, stated that he is constantly in contact with both the Guanajuato Secretariat for Migrants and International Liaison and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico in this regard.

Four families from Celaya are looking for information

In addition, he said that four Celaya families had addressed the Municipal Presidency of Celaya’s Liaison Office with the SRE, which is gathering the data supplied by these families.

This information is forwarded to the SRE, which will determine if it corresponds to the Mexicans’ remains that are located in Texas. But no one has yet provided him proof of their identity.

“At this time, I do not have any Celayans’ formal identities. Three Celayense deaths are reported, he verified, according to the information.

The official stated that last week, between Wednesday and Friday, the SRE received the family data.

Jorge Gámez stressed that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would continue to be in charge of the repatriation of the corpses, and the municipality will just serve as an intermediary.

He did clarify, however, that the Celaya municipal president issued the order to provide the relatives of the deceased migrants all the attention and care they deserve.

San Miguel Times



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