" --IANS/EFE"
Buenos Aires, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) An Argentine truck driver, involved in an accident that killed four relatives of Pope Francis, has been charged with murder, officials said.

Raul Pombo was charged Wednesday for killing the pope's nephew, Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio, his wife Valeria Carmona and their two sons, Jose and Antonio.

The accident occurred Tuesday when the vehicle in which the family was travelling collided with Pombo's truck that was ahead of them on a highway that links Rosario and Cordoba cities in Argentina.

The Bergoglio family was returning to its Buenos Aires residence after a vacation.

Pope Francis was informed of the accident and was deeply saddened to hear the deaths of his relatives, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said Tuesday.

--IANS/EFE

ksk/gd/vm


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002397681
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Americas


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.