Wednesday, November 30

A teenager dies when a wall collapses in a locker room of an Ourense institute

A teenager has died this Wednesday when a locker room wall fell on him at the Julio Prieto Nespereira institute, located in the O Vinteún neighborhood of the city of Ourense. Another young man was injured in the incident.

As sources from the emergency services have informed Europa Press, the event took place shortly before 2:00 p.m., when 112 was asked for help from the educational center, indicating that two young people had been trapped by a wall that had collapsed. come down in the sports center.

The deceased and the injured were in 3rd year of ESO and had just finished a Physical Education class. In the changing rooms where they changed, a wall that separated the area from the showers collapsed.

Ourense Firefighters moved to the area to free the victims, as well as Local Police and National Police, in addition to a medicalized ambulance and another basic life support 061. However, the toilets could only certify the death of one of the youngsters, while the other was treated for ankle injuries.

The head of the Investigating Court number 3 of Ourense, acting as a guard, has authorized the removal of the body of the deceased minor, ordered an autopsy, and commissioned a technical report on the state of the wall and a complete photographic report. The area is sealed, judicial sources indicate, “until it is determined what has happened.”

A team of psychologists from the Official College of Psychology of Galicia has also been mobilized to IES Julio Prieto Nespereira to provide assistance to the family and colleagues of the deceased. The members of the Ministry of Education and the delegate of the Xunta in Ourense have suspended their agenda after learning of the event. The president of the Xunta, Alfonso Rueda, has expressed his “consternation” through his twitter account.

The Minister of Education, Pilar Alegría, has also done so:

The city’s Socialist Party has also shown its “deep pain” and hopes that “the causes of such a terrible event and that should never have happened” will be clarified, as well as the general secretary at the Galician level, Valentín González Formoso, has described the event as “terrible” and wanted to accompany those affected “by this irreparable loss”. The national spokeswoman for the BNG, Ana Pontón, has expressed her “solidarity” and “affection” in the face of this “terrible and painful news.”