A team of 20 musicians and crew of the Mexican Band Kombo Kolombia have gone missing after doing a gig and there are fears about their safety and wellbeing because the area is notorious for kidnappings and violence by drug gangs.
This has been reported in news.sky.com of dated 27th of January 2013.
It seems the band which is famous for its Colombian vallenato music, was supposed to perform in Hidalgo in northwest of the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon but did not turn up.
Their mobile phones were not reachable and, after along search, relatives came across their vehicles that were discovered abandoned.
Thee was no trace of either the occupants or their musical instruments and they had not reached the farm where they were supposed to play.
A report on foxnews.com mentions about the discovery of 8 bodies in a well from the area where the group had gone missing and investigations have been lunched.
Incidentally, drug gangs have killed musicians in the past.
In 2007, Sergio Gomez, a singer attached to the K-Paz de la Sierra band had been kidnapped after a concerts in Michoacan and later his body found – he had been strangulated.
Similarly, in 2010, another musician Sergio Vega (El Shaka) had been shot dead as he was driving by in a Cadillac in Sinaloa state.
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