(SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain) — A 58-year-old woman from Houston died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained in the train crash in Spain, making her the second American to have died in the accident.
The Spanish paper El Pais and the family Facebook page have identified the deceased as Myrta Fariza.She was traveling with her husband Robert, who survived the deadly crash with less serious injuries.
The couple had just attended their daughter’s wedding in Rome and were traveling to celebrate the Day of the Apostle in Santiago de Compostela.
“Our sweet Myrta went to be with The Lord,” the family said on their Facebook page. “We have truly lost a wonderful person and heaven has gained an Angel.”
Fariza’s death brings the death toll up to 79.
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