The national spokesperson for the BNG, Ana Pontón, criticizes the fact that the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, and the President of the Xunta, Alfonso Rueda, took 10 days to go to the place where two fragments of a viaduct of the A-6 and censures that “they have not clarified anything”. The minister, she said, did not specify what hypotheses are being considered, what is the responsibility of the construction companies, nor the deadlines for the reopening. In addition, he accuses the PP and the PSOE of “an unpresentable pact of silence” regarding what happened and has asked “who do they want to protect”: “Álvarez Cascos? Florentino Pérez? The lobby of the Bernabéu box ?”.
A hidden problem in an A6 viaduct at the entrance to Galicia, possible cause of an “unprecedented” collapse
The nationalist leader asked to clarify the reasons why a viaduct built 20 years ago, “the most expensive in the Spanish State” is “collapsed”. “There are Roman bridges that trucks pass over and they are still standing,” she quipped. He recalled that the affected section has been under construction for a year because a deterioration of the infrastructure was detected and questioned the intervention: “How does a bridge that was about to reopen after some million-dollar repairs fall and there is even talk of its demolition?” .
The BNG demands the appearance of the minister, an independent audit of all the bridges of the A-6, a strategy and a calendar to circulate normally on the highway. The formation, said Pontón, intends to “go to the bottom” of the matter “whoever falls falls”.
He has also criticized that the minister, who was this Friday accompanied by the president of the Xunta, Alfonso Rueda, took 10 days to travel to the area of the landslides. This delay shows, in her opinion, “how the PP and the PSOE understand Galicia, because for them Galicia can always wait.”
The Secretary General of the Galician Socialists, Valentín González Formoso, has come out in defense of the central government and has responded to Pontón’s words: “Not everything goes in politics”. “When we talk about an accident, looking for the guilty cannot be the first political priority,” he added. He made the BNG ugly that in recent days several of its members had visited the area to “go take photos.” An accident of this type, unprecedented in Spain, “can happen to anyone,” he settled.