Panama’s Holy Week death toll

By noon on Saturday, March 30, At least four people had died  during Holy Week, including three who drowned.

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Emergency officials reported that Luis Mitchell, 18, died during an evangelical group outing Friday at Palenque Beach in Colón. Witnesses said he was swept out to sea by a wave.
Another youth died in Monte Lirio, in the Darién, while fishing.
On Holy Thursday, José Santos drowned while trying to cross a river in the province of Bocas del Toro.
According to press reports, Santos, 60, was swept away by the current.
There was also a homicide in the Darién, but there were no details about the incident.
The Transit agency, ATTT, said there had been 34 accidents reported, with nine injuries.
 

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