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Boy, 7 dies after ‘members’ of El Chapo’s old cartel burned down the family home in Sonora, Mexico

Boy, 7, dies and his sister, 2, clings to life after El Chapo’s old cartel storm his family’s Mexican home, set it ablaze with Molotov cocktails and kidnaps their father

  • Gunmen allegedly tied to El Chapo’s Sinaloa Cartel burned down a home in Sonora, Mexico, on Tuesday, leading to the death of a seven-year-old boy
  • Dayron Luna Viera, was declared dead at a local hospital Wednesday due to second and third degree burns that he suffered
  • His father, José de Jesús Luna, was taken out of the home before the assailants torched the home with Molotov cocktails
  • Dayron’s sister, two-year-old Keyla Luna Viera, also suffered second and third degree burns and was reportedly transferred to a hospital in California
  • Perla Verónica Viera, 31, and Christian Abdel, an uncle of the children, both suffered burns to 60 percent of their bodies and are still hospitalized
  • A spokesperson for the Sonora State Attorney General told DailyMail.com that the whereabouts of José de Jesús Luna are unknown 

A seven-year-old boy died Wednesday as a result of the severe burns he suffered when a group of armed men torched the family home in northwestern Mexico.

Mexican outlets reported that gunmen allegedly tied to Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s old Sinaloa Cartel stormed a residence in Empalme, Sonora, on Tuesday evening and dragged out the child’s father, José de Jesús Luna, 23.

The assailants subsequently went back into the residence and set it on fire with Molotov cocktails, trapping the defenseless boy, Dayron Luna Viera, his two-year-old sister, his mother and uncle. 

The Sonora State Attorney General’s office said doctors at Guaymas General Hospital diagnosed the child with second and three degree burns to his body. At least 90 percent of his body was burned.

Dayron Luna Viera(left), was declared dead at a local hospital Wednesday dafter suffering severe burns on Tuesday when armed men entered his home, kidnapped his dad and then set the family home on fire, seriously injuring his sister, Keyla Luna Viera (right)

Armed men allegedly tied to El Chapo's old Sinaloa Cartel burned down a home in Sonora, Mexico, on Tuesday

Armed men allegedly tied to El Chapo’s old Sinaloa Cartel burned down a home in Sonora, Mexico, on Tuesday 

A heartwarming video of Dayron shows him joking with the the person filming him, where he questions how much the person behind the camera loves him.  

‘Really? You swear?’ he said. 

‘I can’t believe that,  do you love me or not?’ 

Dayron’s sister, two-year-old Keyla Luna Viera, suffered second and third degree burns to at least 90 percent of her body.

The Sonora State Attorney General's office said doctors at Guaymas General Hospital diagnosed Dayron Luna Viera with second and three degree burns to his body. At least 90 percent of his body was burned

The Sonora State Attorney General’s office said doctors at Guaymas General Hospital diagnosed Dayron Luna Viera with second and three degree burns to his body. At least 90 percent of his body was burned

According to Mexican outlet El Universal, Keyla was transferred to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Sacramento, California, on Thursday where doctors are trying to treat burns to 90 percent of the toddler’s body.

The mother of the children, Perla Verónica Viera, 31, and Christian Abdel, an uncle of the children, both suffered burns to 60 percent of their bodies and are still hospitalized.

A spokesperson for the Sonora State Attorney General told DailyMail.com that authorities were still searching for the whereabouts of José de Jesús, who also goes by the name of ‘El Pelón.’

Keyla Luna Viera, also suffered second and third degree burns and was reportedly transferred Thursday to Shriners Hospitals for Children in California

Keyla Luna Viera, also suffered second and third degree burns and was reportedly transferred Thursday to Shriners Hospitals for Children in California

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk