September 20, 2014
Relatives, friends of Rosario City gas blast victims mark 1st anniversary
Relatives and friends of the Rosario City gas blast demanded “justice and memory” as they marked the anniversary of the 2013 tragedy that claimed the lives of 22 people and left dozens injured.
“Yelling, weeping or fighting is not important. Fighting is among all great civilizations. The demand we have is important: justice and memory,” mother of Maximiliano Fornaresi Alicia said today as she headed a ceremony to mark the anniversary of a major gas leak that caused the collapse of a building in the Santa Fe province city of Rosario last year leaving 22 people dead, more than 60 injured and 300 houses damaged. The commemorative event was carried out in Rosario, at the site of the accident.
“We can not ignore we live in a city where we don’t know what lays beneath,” Maximiliano’s mom said adding relatives and friends of the 22 victims were going to “continue working” and raising awareness of citizens about the “danger they live with.” “Justice, memory and hope are the words that hold us up.”
11 people have been prosecuted in a judicial investigation conducted by Judge Irma Patricia Bilotta. Meanwhile, back in April, the ENERGAS watchdog sanctioned the Litoral Gas company with a fine of 6.5 million pesos for last year's blast.