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Two People Dead; 14 Others Injured during Traditional Navajo Ceremony

ALAMO NAVAO RESERVATION — Two people died and another 14 were injured while in an all-night ceremony in a hogan on the Alamo Navajo Reservation.

The tragedy was discovered at about 6:30 a.m. early Sunday morning. The two dead were found lying on the hogan’s floor.

The 14 injured suffered from smoke inhalation, according to Christina Tsosie, a spokeswoman from the Navajo Police Department.

The 14 injured reported feeling sick and dizzy throughout the night. They were given medical assistance at the hogan.

The cause of the death of the two individuals was not immediately known.

The Alamo Navajo Reservation is 85 miles southwest of Albuquerque.

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