December 22, 2014
Rosario death toll rises to 15, six people remain missing
With clock ticking fast in Rosario city, saddest news has been confirmed. Rescue workers found one more victim beneath the rubble rising death toll to 15. Still, authorities keep hopes and prioritize the search of the 6 persons who remain missing since Tuesday’s gas explosion and building collapse in the Santa Fe province locality.
The body of 29-year old Maximiliano Vesco has been officially identified, the Rosario city hall confirmed elevating the number of victims who lost their lives when a major gas explosion caused a 10-storey building to collapse.
Meanwhile, 6 people remain missing. Santa Fe province Security Minister Raúl Lamberto said “there are still shaft among the debris” that keeps rescuers “hopeful” of finding 86-year old Lidia Dabulio, 76-year old Oclide Eraceli Ceresole, 65-year old Ana Rizzo, 34-year old Maximiliano Fornaresse, 33-year old Luisina Contribunale and 25-year old Santiago Laguía alive.
“Priority is to work with no pause and with the highest speed as possible,” Lamberto assured considering that “where there is hope there must be efforts.”
In tune with the Lamberto’s statements, Rosario Mayor Mónica Fein highlighted teams are racing against the clock in their search for the 6 missing. Also Santa Fe governor Antonio Bonfatti announced economic aid for the victims of the worst tragedy in the history of Rosario city, assured top priority is to find “the absent."