Airport woman baffles Hondurans

Airport woman baffles Hondurans
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Officials in Honduras are trying to solve the mystery of a woman believed to be from Africa who has been living at an airport there for over a month. The woman, who says her name is Sara Williams and comes from Burkina Faso, told the BBC she was stranded after being robbed of her travel documents. But Honduran authorities say they are baffled as there is no record of her entering the country on any airline.

Her case echoes that of an Iranian man stuck at Paris airport for years. The story of Mehran Karimi Nasseri who lived at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris was turned into a film starring Tom Hanks, and there have been several other documented cases of people “living” at airport terminals.

Ms Williams told the BBC’s Spanish American Service that people were treating her well at the airport in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, and giving her money to buy food.

Link to the BBC article