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Accident in Totalán : The case of Julen has now the justice

It was a sad day for the city of Málaga has experienced on Sunday. While the crowds of tourists in the sunshine through the historical centre of the provincial capital of the same amount of people, found only a few kilometres further on, in the district of El Palo, the two-year-old Julen its last resting place.

Before the 14 days was brought down the child on the outskirts of the nearby mountain village of Totalán in illegal borehole, and only in the night to Saturday dead have been recovered. His final resting place is located on the wall of the tomb of his brother, who had died two years ago.

Fatal head injuries

The sympathy in the fate of the child and his family was on Sunday so great that officials of the national police and the Guardia Civil had to regulate the access to the cemetery. Around 2000 people, so the officials guessed had come to the family to assist. Many had flowers. Also, the firefighters, the representatives of the civil protection and of the psychologist team, either they were involved in the rescue of the young or the care of the parents, mourned for Julen.

the result of the autopsy had not yet been on Saturday released. The condition of the body was, therefore, suggest that Julen "was plunged in free fall," 71 meters in depth. It is supposed to have Rock-solved, the fell on the Boy down and fatal head injuries caused. Julen was slipped feet first into the deep.

Who bears the cost for the rescue operation?

For the parents was the burial of the provisional conclusion of a martyrdom, the will may follow a legal aftermath. Because with the death of the child, the question in the center, who must pay for the cost of the insert is now.

300 helpers were in use. Cranes, excavators, and bulldozers had to be made to the misfortune of the hill, just as two helicopters. More than 80,000 cubic meters of earth, Sand and Rock had been moved, according to official data, on the mountain – a work that would have taken, according to the head of operations under other conditions weeks, if not months.

Although the residents of the village, many of the helpers Accommodation in their private houses, and the helpers with the food supplies. Nevertheless, the costs of the operation are estimated to be around 800,000 euros.

Independent investigation requested

A law firm has announced, today, Monday, in the court number 9 in Málaga to submit an application, to prevent the traces of the salvage work be rectified immediately. On Saturday, it had been begun, heavy equipment to be deducted. Also tents for the helpers on the mountain were quickly gone.

The lawyers are demanding an independent investigation by the Guardia Civil. The architect Jesus Flores Vila in Marbella, has eight employees on behalf of this firm and gathered facts, with which the specialists will be in court trying to prove that the time and effort was unwarranted.

"The costs should not be passed completely to the guilty party that caused the accident. You are not allowed to ask for the incompetence of the engineers responsible for the Fund,“ said Vila. The core of the criticism of the appointment of engineers with the lack of practical experience, the use of incorrect devices and incorrect decisions in the procedure.

Illegal well drilling

Who will be taken for the spending of the extent to which recourse to, to clarify the dishes. The parents are responsible, because they had not prevented the fall of the young, as well as the owner of the land on which the hole is formed. Also, the company that drilled without permission of the 107-Meter-deep manhole into the premises, will need to ask a favor. The entrepreneur, however, is not the Only one in Spain, the leaves without the relevant papers such holes.

estimates of environmental organizations amounts to more than a Million illegal drilling for water sources. The Client usually originate from agriculture and are in need of the water for the production of olives, Avocados, mangoes or red fruits. But also investors in tourism are not in search of water, when the authorities issue the necessary licenses for legal holes.

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