Guatemala ministers killed in crash

Helicopter carrying interior minister and deputy goes down in central Purulha region.

Colom cancelled attendance at a summit in Mexico following the news [AFP]
Colom cancelled attendance at a summit in Mexico following the news [AFP]

Alvaro Colom, Guatemala’s president, canceled attendance at Saturday’s Mexico-Central American summit in Villahermosa, Mexico, because of the minister’s death, his spokesman said.

Fernando Barrillas, the spokesman, said: “The Mexican government is already lending its support. It has put a plane at the president’s disposal to take him from Villahermosa to Guatemala tomorrow.”

Source: News Agencies

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