Boguto. – The Panamanian Consul in Bogota, Telma Barry Pinzon, died in an accident in Huila province, southern Colombia, after a rising river towed the car in which he was traveling with four other people, two of whom were missing, according to the authorities. I mentioned Tuesday.
“In the municipality of Huila, Frankie,” said the government minister of Huila, “a sudden flood of the Frio River dragged a cart in which five people were gathered, one of whom had the status of a Panamanian diplomat, known as Telma Paria.” Vega told reporters.
The official said the diplomat was traveling with her husband, Pedro Cantillo. A cousin known as Nania Garcia and “two other people were unharmed” and their identities have not been revealed.
“The stream swept away three of them and they were missing. Around 11:00 (Monday) one of the bodies was found. According to reports from the authorities (…) the body that was found was that of the consul,” Vega details.
A powerful stream swept a cart and was left hanging on a rock. The consul of Panama in Bogotá, Tilma Paría Pinzon, died in the tragedy.
– Caracol News (NoticiasCaracol)
March 2, 2021
The Colombian Foreign Ministry confirmed the accident and the death of the diplomat and her husband.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs regrets the death of the Panama Consul in Colombia and her husband. We send our solidarity with their families, colleagues and friends at this difficult time,” the office said on social networks.
Meanwhile, aid agencies continue to search for other missing people.
In the videos published by local media and on social networks, the official car, which has RML-620 plates, is seen suspended on a rock in the Frio River.
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