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At midnight this Tuesday, almost a week after the shipwreck of the Galician ship

'Villa de Pitanxo'

in Canadian waters, the three survivors and five of the nine recovered bodies arrived in Spain.

They flew from

San Juan de Terranova

in a plane that landed at Santiago de Compostela airport in the middle of the night.

In Santiago, the families of the ship's crew (survivors, deceased and missing) and an institutional delegation headed by the President of the Government,

Pedro Sánchez


the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food,

Luis Planas


the president of the Xunta de Galicia,

Alberto Núñez Feijóo


the Government delegate in Galicia,

José Miñones


and the sub-delegate of the Government in Pontevedra,

Maica Larriba


Before the arrival of the plane, Sánchez held a meeting with relatives of the crew members.

Once he landed, they were greeted at the foot of the runway.

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