A fire caused the death of six minors and destroyed the house where they were asleep, in the community of Santiago Tilapa belonging to the municipality of Coicoyán de las Flores, in the region mexican from Oaxaca.

The events occurred during the morning of this Monday, in one of the poorest municipalities in Mexico, Coicoyan de las Flores. According to the account of the parents of the minors, the fire consumed their wooden house with sheet metal, while their children were asleep.

According to the report of the security authorities, the parents of the little ones report that, around 5:00 in the morning, the children’s mother lit her stove and left her house to go to the mill while her children slept and when returned, his house was being consumed by fire.

The children responded to the names of Rosalba Martínez, 11 years old; Cesar Martinez, 8 years old; Irma Martinez, 6 years old; Víctor Martínez García, 4 years old; Gabriel, 1 year and 6 months old, and a 6 month old baby.

After the incident, at noon this Monday, elements of the State Police and the staff of the State Investigation Agency (AEI), arrived at the municipality of Coicoyan de las Flores, to go to the scene.

Later, the experts from the Regional Office of the Prosecutor in the Mixteca, attached to the Attorney General of the State of Oaxaca (FGEO), from Huajuapan de León, attended and carried out the corresponding procedures.

Around 2:00 p.m., the staff of the Public Ministry, based in Santiago Juxtlahuaca, lifted the bodies to be transferred to the Santiago Tilapa municipal pantheon, located in Coicoyan de Flores, in the district of Santiago Juxtlahuaca.

Due to the death of the six minors, the FGEO began with the investigation file 10472/FMIX/JUXTLAHUACA/2022, for the crime of manslaughter and fire damage.

Santiago Tilapa is a community located in one of the poorest municipalities in the country, Coicoyan de las Flores, located about eight hours from the capital of the state of Oaxaca.

According to the 2020 Housing Census, from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi), Santiago Tilapa is one of the communities with very high marginalization and has about 828 inhabitants.

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