As we reported, a family of six died last week after their van was submerged by flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Only the driver survived.
In a Facebook post after the tragedy, Selena Quintanilla‘s father, Abraham Quintanilla, revealed the six lives lost were cousins of his.
“The family that drowned in Houston Texas were related to me. Manuel Saldivar and his wife velia and 4 of their grandkids left their flooded house to go somewhere where there was safety, When they cross a bridge a wave of water swept the van and push them in to the bayou the driver was saved but manuel and his wife and 4 grandkids drowned.. manuels mother Carolina Was my father’s 1st cousin. My condolences to their family // 2nd Corinthians Chapter 1 verse 3 says praised be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ the father of Tender Mercies and the God of all comfort.”
Such a tragedy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by Harvey and continue to deal with the aftermath.
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