18 dead in Honduras during New Year’s Eve celebrations...

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18 dead in Honduras during New Year’s Eve celebrations

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:24 PM, 2 January 2021   Updated: 12:25 PM, 2 January 2021

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As many as 18 people were killed in several violent incidents in Honduras during New Year’s Eve celebrations, the Honduran police said on Friday. 

]Deputy Inspector of the National Police Rigoberto Rodriguez said that the figure was lower than 2019 when 24 homicides were reported. 

There were a total of 3,482 violence-related deaths in 2020, while 4,082 deaths were reported in 2019, the official added. 

In general, there were 37 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 2020, while in 2019 the rate was 44.5 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the national police.