Female Mexican governor Martha Erika Alonso dies in helicopter crash

The new governor of the Mexican state of Puebla, Martha Erika Alonso dies in helicopter crash. She died alongside her husband, Rafael Moreno, on Monday in central Mexico.

President Andrés Obrador confirmed the deaths on Twitter Monday evening.

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Female Mexican governor Martha Erika Alonso dies in helicopter crash


He offered his condolences to the families of Martha Erika Alonso and husband Rafael Moreno and vowed a transparent investigation into the cause of the Christmas eve crash.

He added that his government’s investigation of the crash will “tell the truth about what happened and act accordingly.”

Also, Marko Cortes who is chairman of the late governor’s party, the National Action Party, said via Twitter that he was deeply saddened to hear about the accident in which Alonso, Moreno and others were killed.

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“We are in mourning,” he wrote.

Alonso assumed the governorship of the east-central Mexican state on December 14 after narrowly defeating her opponent.

A day before her death, the Governor tweeted:

“My best wishes at this holiday to all the Pueblana families. I know that in 2019, we expect great challenges but together we can make it a year of prosperity and peace for the state. Congratulations.”

She was the state’s first female governor.

Moreno, her husband, was a senator and governor of the same state from 2011 to 2017.

326 Comments

  1. What a tragedy, My condolences to the Mexican People. This affliction will not rise a second time i pray.

  2. So sad indeed but their is more to the story, new gov died in helicopter crash, may her soul rest in peace.

  3. 2018 ended on a bad note for the people of Mexico. God will console the family and the country at large

  4. Wow dat was really heart breaking..first female governor of the state and an ex governor really sad… Rest in peace

  5. Its a pity,just few days after assuming the seat,its heartbreaking buy it happens, death is inevitable.

  6. What a tragedy in the season of celebration, may her soul rest in peace and my condolence to her family for the great lost.

  7. Too bad….governors helicopter is expected to be close to perfectly sound….why will there be crash,there should be proper check before take off…I really think this was murder..they should try and investigate properly

  8. Its sad to hear such ,helicopters dont fly too high why dont they improve safety on them.i think they should investigate this very well

  9. My her soul rest in peace . Thorough investigation need to be carryout to prevent future reoccurrence

  10. So sad, what a loss of a great icon. Condolences to the family. May her soul and the soul of her husband rest in perfect peace. May God give the family the heart to bear the loss.

  11. what a great lost to Pueblana family my condolences, so now the President is saying that there will be investigation, that means that something is not normal, actually is very sad that Politicians has made politics do or affair, is a pity to the world.

  12. This is a very sad news, husban and wife gone in one day. I thought are with the family. My condolences

  13. What a pathetic death that husband and wife just die like this. Such is the world w live no should feel pride because of egos. May their soul rest in peace.

  14. This is sad yet some people are there blaming God for not making their christmas the way they planned and they wont even remember those who are in the morgue like this woman and her husband, May their souls rest in peace.

  15. I’m very sure that her impacts is very much that’s why her death is so painful to her country. God help save us

  16. This is good news,this is so sad,this will be sad for the country, I hope the governor made an effective leadership before the death,this is good news

  17. That’s a great loss to the entire Mexico, so bad she also died along side her husband , may their souls rest in peace

  18. This is terrible and tragic.May their souls rest in peace. Let the investigation be transparent and truthfully… because I suspect foul play.This is Mexico, the home of,drug lords

  19. May God give the families, friends and the nation the fortitude to bear the loss and may their gentle souls rest in peace

  20. Too bad….governors helicopter is expected to be close to perfectly sound….why will there be crash,there should be proper check before take off…I really think this was murder..they should try and investigate properly

  21. 2018 ended on a bad note for the people of Mexico. God will console the family and the country at large Amen

  22. what a tragic and sad occurrence. May God console the families of the deceased and the whole people of Mexico.

  23. Oh first female governor. What a tragedy, My condolences to the Mexican People. This affliction will not rise a second time i pray

  24. So sad and what a great loss to the Mexican government. May their souls rest in peace. May God console and comfort them all that they left behind to mourn them.

  25. Very Painful, What a tragedy in the season of celebration, may her soul rest in peace and my condolence to her family for the great lost.

  26. What a tragedy in the season of celebration, may her soul rest in peace and my condolence to her family for the great lost.

  27. Sad news this is really painful. Husband and wife at the same time. God should console their families. Rip

  28. Oh! This is a tragedy, May God put her in her place and give her family the fortitude to bear the lost

  29. This is really sad. What could have caused this crash on Christmas eve? I pray for the family to be consoled by God.

  30. Very very sad at this time of celebrations and this happen may their soul rest in peace and the Almighty God comfort the country

  31. Black xmas to the state and country…. May God console the loved ones. May her soul rest in peace.

  32. There’s more to her death than the eyes can see, she assumed the governorship of east-central Mexican state December 14 and dies on Christmas Eve with husband.. Thorough investigation is required.. May her soul and that of her husband rest in peace Amen..

  33. Death where is thy sting, where is thy victory. How will their children cope, with losing not one parent but two on the same day in the most cruel way, an auto crash. Hmmmm, double tragedy indeed.

  34. May God save us. Hmmm….may her soul rest in peace, and condolences to her family. It is a painful death

  35. This is horrible news… I pray that God helps the children of the deceased persons to bear the loss and that He be their father and mother. I also extend my condolence to Puebla State on the loss of their Governor.

  36. What a painful death, I sympathize with them, may God grant her soul eternal rest, this is a great lost to the country.

  37. Ooh noooo what a sad story, may her gentle soul rest in the peace and may God strengthen them bear the lost.

  38. The incident raises suspicions, they have to thoroughly investigate this case till get to the root. May their souls rest in peace.

  39. What a tragedy, My condolences to the Mexican People. This affliction will not rise a second time i pray.

  40. we should always live with the consciousness that christ is coming back again as a king and a great judge condolence to the lost

  41. This is so painful. Who knows what could av been the cause of this crash? Rest in peace and may God comfort your children and family members.

  42. This is a great tragedy that happened on Christmas eve. What must be responsible for this crash and who is behind it? Could it be a technical fault? Proper investigation should be carried out. I pray God console the entire family of the deceased.

  43. Oh too too sad
    Wife and husband dying just like that leaving family members and kids especially if any, behind

  44. What a bad tragedy, my condolences to the familIes of Moreno’s and to Mexican government. May their souls rest in perfect peace.

  45. 2018 is ending on a bad note for the people of Mexico. God will console the family and the country at large….RIP

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