– Ten people lost their lives violently, between traffic accidents and crime, on the first day of the new year and 11 others seriously injured.
According to the Cruz Roja (Red Cross), the first victims of the year were two men run over by a vehicle, one in Perez Zeledon, the other in Samara. Both accidents occurring minutes after the stroke of midnight.
A few hours later, at around 3:00am, in Pueblo Nuevo, Guanacaste, an accident between two motorcycles left one man dead, another wounded.
The other deaths were result of stab wounds, including the finding of the body of a woman found on the side of the road between Cuidad Quesada and Aguas Zarcas in San Carlos. The lifeless body had several stab wounds, says the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ).
In Guadalupe, on the northeast side of San José, a man died as a result of a gunshot wound.
Those with serious injuries suffered attacks in areas such as Pavas, Tibás, Curridabat, Villa Bonita de Alajuela and Limón.