May 20, 2013
Cromañón road to be re-opened after train tragedy
In light of Wednesday’s train crash, the Metropolitan Police were sent on Friday to Bartolomé Mitre street at 3000 in Once neighbourhood, where a memorial dedicated to the Cromañón tragedy victims is held, in order to re-open the road to traffic.
The road has been closed since the incident occurred in 2004, in which 194 people lost their lives. The measure was confirmed by City Public Spaces Minister, Diego Santilli.
The former nightclub and memorial to the victims is located along Mitre street, which runs parallel to the side of Once train station. On Wednesday when the tragic train crash occurred at the central station, killing 50 people, the fact that the road was left closed came under scrutiny, as it made it more difficult for emergency services to access the area.
“Our job is to start the process of reopening the road, respecting the memory of the victims and family members, but understanding the fact that the road has been closed off for the period of seven years. We have to prevent problems, like the one that occurred during the accident at Once train station,” Santilli said.