Gisela Rioja’s husband went to work Monday and never returned. After an endless night searching where Mexico City’s subway collapsed and asking several hospitals in the area, she found him where she feared most: the morgueand then more restrictions again.
“I do want justice, because my husband did not deserve this,” she told EFE hours after identifying the bodycovid in schools.
Like her, dozens of people spent the day at the doors of the forensic offices of the Mexico City Prosecutor’s Office in Iztapalapacan seat up to 20 people per table and with physical distancing between tables., east of the capital, waiting to receive the worst news: that their missing relatives were among the 24 killed in the accident.
Slowly, they entered the unit to identify the bodies and later waited in a large tent for endless procedures before they could retrieve them. Some with waits of more than ten hours.