Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pope Francis Loses Nephew's Wife And Their Two Children In Argentina Car Crash

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Two young great-nephews of Pope Francis and their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew have been killed in a road accident in Argentina, the Vatican said Tuesday.

Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said the accident occurred Tuesday morning in the area of Cordoba, a major Argentine city. One nephew was 2, the other was 8 months. The age of their mother wasn't immediately available.

Lombardi said the nephew, Emanuel Bergoglio, a nephew of the Pope, his wife, Valeria Carmona, and two young children, Jose and Antonio, were travelling in a small car when it slammed into the back of a truck carrying grains, shortly after midnight.

The Independent reports that Ms Carmona and the two young boys died before arriving at a hospital, Ignacio Bruno, an assistant director of the hospital in the town of Villa Maria, told broadcaster Todo Noticias.

38-year-old Mr Bergoglio, who is the son of a brother of the Holy See, was the only survivor, according to police Superintendent Jorge Raineri.

He was hospitalised after the incident, having suffered extensive injuries. His condition was not considered stable, added Mr Bruno.

The driver of the grain truck was not injured.

It is believed the family had been returning to their home city of Buenos Aires on Tuesday following a holiday weekend, and were travelling between the cities of Rosario and Cordoba.

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