4 Mexican Soldiers Drown in Accident near Reynosa
Four Mexican soldiers drowned Tuesday near the Rio Grande when their truck overturned into an irrigation canal, officials said.
The Tamaulipas state security coordination group said the accident occurred in Reynosa across the border from Texas.
It identified the victims as three members of the newly created National Guard and the fourth a member of the army. The soldiers were on patrol against organized crime when the accident occurred, according to a statement.
Lamento profundamente el fallecimiento de los cuatro elementos de la @SEDENAmx que perdieran la vida la tarde de este martes en #Reynosa. Mis condolencias a sus familias y a sus compañeros del Ejército Mexicano. pic.twitter.com/fepjE2EIVh— Fco. Cabeza de Vaca (@fgcabezadevaca) January 14, 2020
Tamaulipas Gov. Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca offered his condolences to their families and the military via Twitter.
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