Thursday, December 7

A firefighter dies in the extinction of a fire in an urban bus in Santiago

A firefighter died this Tuesday during the extinction of a fire in an urban bus in Santiago de Compostela. According to the City Council, the worker was a young trainee who had just joined the city park and was there as an observer, without intervening in the device. The vehicle began to move “surprisingly” while his companions were preparing to put out the flames and hit the victim.

The mayor of the city, the socialist Xosé Sánchez Bugallo, explained that around 8:00 a.m. a call was received at the Santiago fire station informing that a bus covering an urban route was on fire at the Cacharela site, in the parish of Aríns, in the countryside of the Galician capital. While the firefighters were preparing the device, the bus, which was stopped and with no one inside, began to move and reached the worker. The emergency health services that treated him tried to revive him, but the young man died.

The City Council of Santiago has lamented what happened and has transferred its support to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. The president of the Xunta, Alfonso Rueda, has also posted a message on his Twitter account: “My love to Jorge’s family and his colleagues. And the recognition of all Galicia to some professionals who risk their lives every day for the safety of all”.