Tuesday, February 23, 2021

USA: 11-year-old victim of a wave of frosts in Texas


Cristian Pavon Pineda was from Honduras. His family assures that the boy previously felt well, and the day before his death, he played in the snow, which he saw for the first time in his life.

The shortages in electricity supply turned out to be tragic. The trailer in which the 11-year-old lived with his family was not properly insulated. There was no heating inside for two days due to a lack of electricity. The American media reports that the cause of the boy’s death was hypothermia.

The 11-year-old’s family wants him to be buried in Honduras. A special fundraiser has been launched for this purpose. So far, over 80,000 have been collected. dollars.

Unprecedented in the southern state, the conditions caused by the snowstorms left millions of inhabitants without heating, electricity or drinking water. At least 34 people have died in the disaster areas, including 20 in Texas.

Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott has applied to the White House for federal aid. He called for funds necessary to meet both immediate and long-term needs. He drew attention to the need to meet the requirements of people affected by harsh winter and public infrastructure.

CBS News stressed that as early as Thursday night, blizzards and low temperatures were affecting more than 100 million Americans. While Texas has restored electricity to millions of people, nearly half or 13 million do not have access to clean, running water.

Sources: “New York Post”, PAP



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