Inside the most violent city in the world: Horrific collection of photos show grim reality of life in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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n any average day, the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula bears all the hallmarks of a war zone.

The mortuaries overflow with bullet-ridden bodies, the hospital emergency rooms are inundated with the wounded.

But for those people who call San Pedra Sula – recently crown the world’s most violent city for the second year in a row – this is the daily reality of a region ripped apart by the drugs trade.

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

 
Horrific: A man sits in the emergency room of a local hospital after being treated for a gun shot wound and several cuts with a machete in San Pedro Sula

Horrific: A man sits in the emergency room of a local hospital after being treated for a gun shot wound and several cuts with a machete in San Pedro Sula

 

 
A security guard holds his breath while standing next to the covered-up dead body of a 16-year old boy who had gunshot to his head,

Shocking: A security guard holds his breath while standing next to the covered-up dead body of a 16-year old boy who had gunshot to his head, at the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula

 

 

Agony: A man with a gunshot wound to his neck reacts while lying on a stretcher at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula

Agony: A…

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