Semana Santa death toll reported to be 34 persons

Semana Santa recorded 34 violent deaths, according to the Judicial Investigating Organization.

There was a total of 19 traffic-related deaths, making the highways the leading cause of deaths in the country for the week. Eight people drowned. Five died by gunshot, and two died from stab wounds, said the agency.

The number is a collection from all the security forces that were out patrolling the streets, and waters during the seven days.

The tally began from April 1 to this past Sunday. There were no deaths recorded for Palm Sunday. On Monday there were eight deaths. Tuesday there were seven deaths. On Wednesday there were two, and the same was recorded for Thursday. Friday there were three deaths. For the weekend there were seven recorded for Saturday and five for Easter Sunday.

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