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Mexico: hymns and tears as victims of attack on Mormon families are buried

Mexico: hymns and tears as victims of attack on Mormon



Dozens of vehicles from US travel to La Mora to mourn victimsMayor of La Mora in Sonora state says violence has worsenedWith Mexican soldiers standing guard, a mother and two sons were carried to the grave in hand-hewn pine coffins on Thursday at the first funeral for the victims of a drug cartel ambush that left nine Mexican American women and children dead.Clad in shirtsleeves, suits or modest dresses, about 500 mourners embraced in grief under white tents erected in La Mora, a hamlet of about 300 people who consider themselves Mormon but are not affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some wept, and some sang hymns. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/07/mexico-funeral-mormons-killed-drug-cartel-attack

Author : Associated Press in La Mora

Publish date : 2019-11-07 21:17:31

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