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These pioneers died on November 22 after the collapse caused by Tropical Storm Otto in Panama

 

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Yesterday at 10:30 a.m was the funeral of the married couple Fabian and Priscila Hernandez, who died on Tuesday as a result of an avalanche that buried their house in Fundavico, corregimiento of Cerro Silvestre in Arraijan, Panamá. 

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