3 Sep

Helicopter crash kills Mexican governor senator

first_imgMembers of Federal Police search the scene of a helicopter accident in which the governor of the Mexican state of Puebla, Martha Erika Alonso, and her husband, senator and former governor of the same region, Rafael Moreno, died when the chopper plummeted to the ground in San Pedro Tlaltenango after taking off from nearby Puebla, on 24 December 2018. The cause of the accident is still unknown. Photo: AFPThe governor of the Mexican state of Puebla and her husband, a senator and former governor, were killed on Monday in a helicopter crash, the country’s president said.“My deepest condolences to the relatives of senator Rafael Moreno Valle and his wife, governor of Puebla Martha Erika Alonso,” Mexico president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wrote on Twitter.“I assume the commitment to investigate the causes” and “tell the truth about what happened,” Lopez Obrador wrote.Local media reported that the pilot and another person were also killed in the accident.The aircraft crashed in the Santa Maria Coronango area of Puebla, and the cause of the crash is still unknown.Alonso was sworn in as governor on 14 December after an electoral tribunal certified her victory in July polls.She was the first woman to occupy the position in Puebla, where her husband was governor from 2011 to 2017.According to the local constitution, the state legislature will have to appoint an interim governor and to call an extraordinary vote that must be held in three to five months.last_img

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