TRAGEDY in Honduras!!! Boating Accident Kills Garifuna Youths Celebrating Annual Commemoration of Garifuna Arrival in Honduras Central America

Sangrelaya, Honduras — Earlier today, the Facebook page Las Noticias del Colon reported that a boating accident killed Garifuna youths who were in the midst of celebrating the Annual Commemoration of the Arrival of the Garifuna People to Honduras / Central America.  That day is April 12th and it was on the day that the Garifuna people arrived on the shores of Roatan, Honduras, Central America in 1797.

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The youths who were killed were as follows.

Handrik Mejía — 14 years old from Cusuna, Honduras.

Handrik Mejia, 14 years old from Cusuna Honduras, passed away this morning in a tragic boating accident. Photo courtesy of Las Noticias de Colon on Facebook

Handrik Mejia, 14 years old from Cusuna Honduras, passed away this morning in a tragic boating accident. Photo courtesy of Las Noticias de Colon on Facebook


Daniela Suazo Martinez 16 years old from Cusuna, Honduras.

Daniela Suazo Martinez, 16 years old from Cusuna Honduras, passed away this morning in a tragic boating accident. Photo courtesy of Las Noticias de Colon on Facebook

Daniela Suazo Martinez, 16 years old from Cusuna Honduras, passed away this morning in a tragic boating accident. Photo courtesy of Las Noticias de Colon on Facebook

Lesber Daniel Castillo from San José de la Punta, Honduras.

Lesber Daniel Castillo, from San Jose De La Punta, Honduras, passed away this morning in a tragic boating accident. Photo courtesy of Las Noticias de Colon on Facebook

Lesber Daniel Castillo, from San Jose De La Punta, Honduras, passed away this morning in a tragic boating accident. Photo courtesy of Las Noticias de Colon on Facebook

Apparently, the boat was filled with 35 people, most of whom were students.  Details are still sketchy.  I will update this post as more details emerge regarding this tragedy.  May these children rest in peace.

Youths perish in Boating Accident in Sangrelaya, Honduras. Photo courtesy of Las Noticias de Colon on Facebook.

Youths perish in Boating Accident in Sangrelaya, Honduras. Photo courtesy of Las Noticias de Colon on Facebook.

 

Residents of Sangrelaya, Honduras watch in horror contemplating the death of youths killed in boating accident. Photo courtesy of Las Noticias de Colon on Facebook.

Residents of Sangrelaya, Honduras watch in horror contemplating the death of youths killed in boating accident. Photo courtesy of Las Noticias de Colon on Facebook.

 


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