Bodies of drowned Salvadoran migrant father and daughter return home for funeral

The caravan carrying the remains of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Martinez and his almost two-year-old daughter Angie Valeria arrive to a funeral home in San Salvador on 30, 2019. (Photo by AFP)

The bodies of Salvadoran father Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his daughter Angie Valeria, who drowned while trying to cross into the United States, were returned to the capital of their homeland El Salvador for their burial on Monday.

Footage shows the funeral procession, reportedly joined by 200 relatives and friends, en route to La Bermeja municipal cemetery for a private ceremony.

Ramirez, 26, and his 23-month-old daughter were found drowned in each other's arms last week as they were trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas to seek asylum, with photos of the pair being published around the world.

(Source: Ruptly)

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