HOUSTON - HOUSTON (AP) - The family of a Houston woman injured in a catastrophic train derailment in Spain says she has died.
Myrta Fariza died early Sunday in a hospital in Santiago de Compostela, the family said in a written statement. She was 59. Fariza and her husband, Robert Fariza, were passengers on the train that derailed Wednesday. Fariza was not hurt. At least 79 people have died.
Fariza's family describes her as a "loving wife, mother, sister, mother-in-law, aunt and friend." They say she provided "irreplaceable love, compassion, courage, friendship and support" to all who knew her.
The family says they are leaning on faith, family and community as they mourn.
Family and friends had created a Facebook page while she was hospitalized titled "Hope for Myrta," where they collected donations and communicated.
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