Pope Francis sent his condolences on Friday after at least 55 people died and more than 100 were injured when a truck overturned in Chiapas, Mexico, on Thursday.
Most of the victims are believed to be migrants from Central America, according to local authorities.
Telegram from the Holy Father, to the victims of the traffic accident in Chiapas.
Your holy excellence,
Pope Francis, deeply saddened to learn the painful news of the accident that occurred in Chiapas, which has caused the death of more than 50 migrants and many injured, offers his prayers for the eternal rest of the deceased.
For this reason, the Holy Father expresses his deep condolences to the families of the victims, as well as his deep feelings of closeness and comfort, while, in these moments of pain, he warmly imparts to them the comforting Apostolic Blessing, as a gift of hope in Christ.
Melissa Galbraith is the World News reporter for Globe Live Media. She covers all the major events happening around the World. From Europe to Americas, from Asia to Antarctica, Melissa covers it all. Never miss another Major World Event by bookmarking her author page right here.