Monday 14 June 2021

Costa Rica and Nicaragua Bloodiest Of Semana Santa

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QCOSTARICA – Costa Rica came second to Nicaragua for the most number of deaths for this Semana Santa, making them the two most violent in the region.

According to numbers released by authorities up to 3:00pm Sunday, Nicaragua recorded 54 deaths, while Costa Rica 38.  Around the region, El Salvador recorded 28 deaths, Honduras 23 and Panama 17.

Jim Batres of the Cruz Roja Costarricence (Red Cross) explains the three main causes of deaths in Costa Rica are aggression, traffic and aquatic accidents.

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The Red Cross reports transferring 92 people to hospitals, in delicate condition, from injuries suffered from gunshot and stab wounds and traffic accidents.

In total, during the week there were seven homicides.

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