The number of deaths continues to increase due to the explosion registered in Pereira

The number of deaths continues to increase due to the explosion registered in Pereira
The number of deaths continues to increase due to the explosion registered in Pereira

Pereira

Through a statement issued by the San Jorge de Pereira University Hospital, The death of a seventh victim of the gas explosion was confirmedwhich took place in the early hours of last Tuesday, June 11, on Avenida del Río and 16th Street.

This is Luz Adriana Barbosa, 30 years old, mother of the deceased minor, who remained in the Intensive Care Unit. with about 90% burns on his body surface and a severe injury to the airway.

Steeven Eduardo Amaranto, 30, continues being treated at this medical centerin the Surgical area, while four more people were referred to different Burn Units of clinics in Ibagué, Cali and Bogotá.

From the Mayor’s Office of Pereira, headed by Mauricio Salazar, The Prosecutor’s Office was requested to speed up the investigations.

“I have asked the Prosecutor’s Office to initiate a criminal report, so that they determine the specific circumstances of time, manner and place, and if suddenly there was some type of responsibility on the part of those who were manipulating this cylinder,” said the mayor of Pereira, Mauricio Salazar.

The reason why the vehicle was in the residential area is still unknown. The first investigations indicate that the two cylinders, which would be loaded on the low bed, They were destined for the city of Ibagué.

#Colombia

 
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