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Family, friends, and rescuers to mourn the loss of Julen

It was a sad day for the city of Málaga has experienced on Sunday. While tourists swarmed through the historical centre, 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 an illegal borehole and recovered only in the Saturday night dead. His grave is located exactly on the wall of the tomb of his brother, who had died two years ago of a heart disease. Two children have lost parents in two years.

condolences for the family was so great on Sunday afternoon that police officers had to regulate the access to the municipal cemetery. Around 2000 people, the officials, appreciated. Many had flowers.

the firefighters, the representatives of the civil protection and the psychologists of the teams that were involved in the rescue of the young and the care of the parents in the past two weeks, mourned for Julen. Already on Saturday it had given in front of the town hall in Malaga, a memorial service and a minute of silence.

300 helpers in use

the result of the autopsy had not yet been on Saturday released. The condition of the body seemed to indicate that Julen "in free fall", as it was called, was plunged 71 meters in depth. It is supposed to have Rock-solved, the fell on the Boy down and fatal head injuries caused. Julen had slipped with the feet first in the deep – an accident that occurred at a family picnic.

For the parents was the burial of the provisional conclusion of a martyrdom, but the consequences may still be a legal aftermath. With the death of the child the question at the centre, who must sign for the cost of enormous effort to be responsible is now.

300 helpers were in use. Cranes, excavators, and bulldozers had been done 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 figures 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 of many volunteers, Overnight accommodations in their private homes, and the assistant to the part also supplied with food. Nevertheless, the costs of the operation are estimated to be around 800'000 euros.

Unjustified expenses?

A law firm has announced that this Monday at the court in Malaga to submit an application, to prevent the traces of the salvage work be rectified immediately.

on Saturday, had been begun, the 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, a Spanish police unit.

The architect, Jesus Flores Vila in Marbella has carried out with eight employees in the order of this firm information and facts along during the current recovery, with which the specialists will be in court trying to prove that the time and effort was unwarranted. "The cost should not be passed on 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. Who exactly is behind this request, is not yet known.

drilling company will have to face questions like

the core of the criticism in the Public the appointment of engineers with the lack of practical experience, the use of incorrect devices and incorrect decisions in the procedure. Who will be taken for the spending of the extent to which recourse must first be clarified dishes.

The parents could be held accountable, because they had not prevented the fall of the young, as well as the owner of the land on which the hole originated, and also the company that drilled without permission of the 107-Meter-deep manhole into the premises, will need to ask a favor.

The entrepreneur is not the only one in Spain, the leaves without the appropriate papers from such holes. Estimates by environmental organizations amounts to more than a Million illegal drilling for water sources. The customers are mostly from the agriculture and are in need of the water for the production of olives, Avocados or Mangos. But also tourism-investors are in search of water, when the authorities issue the necessary licenses for legal holes.

The Problem with the withdrawal of ground water in the country is so large that the EU has sued Spain in the last week before the EU court of justice. According to the European water framework Directive, the member States must take appropriate measures for the protection of groundwater. A task which is not followed Spain consistently enough. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 27.01.2019, 21:34 PM

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