Mexico Puebla governor Martha Erika Alonso killed in air crash


The aircraft reportedly crashed soon after take-off.

The new governor of Mexico’s central Puebla state, Martha Erika Alonso, has died in an air crash, just days after being sworn into office.

Her husband, Senator Rafael Moreno Valle, was also killed.
Reports say Monday’s accident happened shortly after the aircraft – believed to be a helicopter – took off from the state capital of Puebla.
Ms Alonso, 45, became the first female governor of Puebla after hotly contested elections.
She was a member of the centre-right PAN party.
The deaths were confirmed by Mexico’s new President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

In a tweet (in Spanish), President López Obrador expressed “deepest condolences” to the relatives of the two politicians.
He said an investigation would be launched to establish “the truth” about what caused the crash.(BBC)

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