June 20, 2013
Once tragedy: Cometrans vice-president denies responsibility for accident
Oscar Gariboglio, vice-president of Cometrans -the company which controls TBA trains- was questioned by Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio in an inquiry today, and denied any responsibility linking him to the possible causes of the Once train accident which killed 51 people.
Gariboglio refused to testify previously after his attorney José Sforza presented a plea to postpone the inquiry. He is accused of “misusing the state transportation concession means intended to offer a better, more reliable and superior quality service to commuters.”
A total of 51 passengers died and over 700 were injured on February 22nd, when a Sarmiento line train failed to brake when entering the Once central station and crashed into the station buffers.