Mexican woman who died in plane crash in Ethiopia, was about to retire


Graziella by Louis Ponce, was a UN translator and attended the United Nations Assembly in Kenya.

Mérida, Yucatán.- Graziella of Louis Ponce, the woman who died in the accident in Ethiopia on Sunday, was about to retire and had already advised her relatives that she would return to her home state.

A cousin of the victim, explained that she lived all her life traveling for her job as a translator of the United Nations and that she had a few months for her retirement, “she had been working for the UN for years, knew 11 languages ​​and was hired because of her extensive knowledge. 

She belonged to one of the best-known and wealthiest families of Yucatan, linked to automotive companies and Bepensa, which handles products such as Coca-Cola and Caribe Cooler packaging,real estate and finance.

As reported, on the plane where the Yucatecan was traveling, there were another 148 passengers and eight crew, took off from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya, to attend the IV Assembly of the UN for the Environment that began only yesterday in that country.

Mrs. Mayo Ponce Laviada said she was aware that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico is intervening to see what will happen around Yucatan body, apparently there will be no way to recover the body.

“They informed us that the plane exploded and therefore there is no way to recover the bodies, everything was burned,” she said.

She stressed that it was a pity what happened to his first cousin, who wished to return to Mérida, “She missed his Yucatec roots” , Informed about her death, her relatives arranged the celebration of three masses in Mérida in the Church of San Juanistas, they will be Monday, Wednesday and next Friday

Source: El diario

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