From the headquarters of the Registry they recorded the moment when the fire was set – credit
On the night of Saturday, October 28, the Santander University Hospital reported through a press release that the Gamarra registrar (Cesar) was transferred to that first-level healthcare center, who was seriously injured in the riot that was carried out in the morning against the headquarters of the National Registry of Civil Status of that municipality in the Caribbean region, and which ended with a fire that left a tragic worker of the entity dead, as well as four other people affected by the flames.
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The woman arrived around 6:45 in the afternoon and although she is out of danger, her diagnosis is quite discouraging given the serious injuries caused in the insane action.
“He receives care from our multidisciplinary team of specialists and support staff, given that he has second-degree burns on 30% of his total body surface, located on his face, chest and upper limbs,” they highlighted.
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They also indicated that in the next few hours the other official who was affected in the excessive attack that originated from a protest would arrive, after the National Electoral Council (CNE) disqualified the candidate for mayor of the Caesarense population Fernando Márquez Astier.
“The arrival of another official equally affected in this incident is expected. We will keep the community informed about the health status of these users and any other person who arrives at our institution as a result of this unfortunate event. The ESE HUS rejects any act of violence that endangers the lives and safety of people,” they added.
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After the tragedy at the headquarters of the Registry in Gamarra, the Ombudsman of the Magdalena Medio region, Rodrigo González, rejected the riot and sent a message of solidarity with the victims.
“We want to express our feeling of solidarity with the family and the Registry Office regarding the person who was cremated and lost his life providing his service as a result of this situation of disturbance of public order. Also our message of encouragement to the two officials who were injured and are receiving medical attention,” she stated.
In addition, he called on the authorities to speed up the corresponding investigations to find those responsible for this serious incident against the election day of this Sunday, October 29, and recalled that in this government entity that ensures the protection of Human Rights Humans was warning of the tensions that are occurring in that area of the Caribbean.
“The Ombudsman’s Office, within the framework of the risk report on social protest, pointed out as one of the elements that could generate this type of situation the late response to requests to revoke candidacies. Unfortunately, today has also generated this situation of disturbance of public order within the framework of alert 030, this municipality is warned as a municipality that is at risk in the face of public order situations,” he indicated.
Minister Velasco, upon leaving the Unified Command Post, announced that the identity of the person who started the fire is now known and that a search is underway for the others responsible for the conflagration – credit @MinInterior/X
The Minister of the Interior, Luis Fernando Velasco, specified that two of the injured are officials from the Gamarra Registry and both they and the two injured police officers “are fine, they are being treated” by medical personnel.
He also added that “unfortunately in the fire that occurred, one of them took refuge in a bathroom (…) it could have been due to drowning, it could have been due to the fire and she lost her life.”
“We were informed of a riot in the municipality of Gamarra, in the south of Cesar. “Apparently a group of citizens who were protesting because their candidate’s endorsement had been removed on October 16 by the National Electoral Council (CNE) went to the Registry Office to make a protest that overflowed into unusual violence,” said the minister. .
The official also offered a reward of up to 50 million pesos for information that leads to finding those responsible for the fire and noted that the authorities had already identified one of those involved.
“In the videos we have we have identified the person who set the fire to the Registry Office. We are looking for him, there are judicial police and we ask the Prosecutor’s Office for collaboration to prosecute him. We are also looking for the people who provided the intellectual direction of this action, which was evidently prepared, and also the other people who participated in the riot,” Velasco stated.