Despite valiant attempts to put out the fire, unfortunately the man did not survive. (RPP)
In the heart of the commercial emporium of Gamarra, the death of a man has generated commotion due to the strange circumstances in which he lost his life. Witnesses in the area reported that the individual, engulfed in flames, was lying on the pavement while passers-by made strenuous efforts to put out the fire that was consuming his body.
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Minutes before his tragic fall from the 11th floor of the Golden Plaza Horizonte gallery in the Lima district of La Victoria, the merchants were walking along the Antonio Bazo street, without imagining the event that was coming. Upon realizing what had happened, the citizens rushed to help the man, pouring water on him in a desperate attempt to extinguish the flames.
Despite valiant attempts to put out the fire, the man unfortunately did not survive. Subsequently, witnesses tried to request help, and agents from the Peruvian National Police quickly arrived at the scene to cordon off the area and carry out the relevant investigations.
Many street vendors are forced to pay to the mafias to collect quotas for a subdivision space and ‘security’. (Andean/Referential)
The security cameras of a building located on block 5 of Jirón Antonio Bazo in La Victoria recorded the fall of the individual and the reaction of passers-by.
Following this unfortunate incident, merchants expressed concern and questions were raised about the circumstances of the incident, including who set the individual on fire and whether someone pushed him. In an interview with RPP Noticias, a merchant pointed out that the deceased does not work at the Golden Plaza Horizonte gallery, while others stated that they had never seen him.
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It is necessary to mention that, while the corresponding procedures were carried out, the merchants remained at their posts. Hours later they had to leave the facilities so that the property could be closed until further notice.
Police officers arrived at the scene to begin the investigations. (Referential)
Regarding the identity of the victim, the National Police identified the deceased as Efraín Fernández Flores. The authorities are carrying out an exhaustive investigation to clarify this tragic event that has generated concern among Gamarra merchants, who face growing crime in the area.
A subject tried to set fire to the linear motorcycle of a Miraflores night watchman, so the event could end in tragedy. All of his actions were recorded on the district’s security cameras and the man was arrested after several hours in a hotel.
According to the shared material, it is seen that this subject approached the minor vehicle and poured gasoline everywhere. However, the agent realized and went to complain to him, but he could not finish what would be his objective. In addition, it was learned that he tried to light a lighter, but could not.
At another time, it is observed that he threw and hit the motorcycle towards the ground in the middle of a public road. This man was identified as Miguel Ángel Benel Castro (46), who was pursued by the authorities and found in a hotel located on Alfonso Ugarte Street in Miraflores, where he had hidden.
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Benel Castro was transferred to the police station of this commune and is detained, where the investigations will continue until the incident is clarified.
The serene realized that this subject was trying to set him on fire and approached to claim him. (TV Peru)
Two gunshot wounds were reported in the area of ’El Porvenir’, in La Victoria, on Wednesday, August 2. It would be two extortionists who were disputing an area of the Gamarra commercial emporium for the collection of quotas.
According to the National Police of Peru (PNP), witnesses said that criminals on a motorcycle shot one of the wounded and then headed to Hipólito Unanue Avenue.
The men were identified as Carlos Alberto Ramos Guzmán, 51; and José Solano, 40 years old. Both were transferred to the Dos de Mayo hospital.