SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Feb. 11 (EUROPE PRESS) –
Sergio Lourenso, a friend of the six people who died 15 years ago in the Piedra de Los Cochinos gallery, in the municipality of Los Silos, has again registered this Friday in Parliament a request to open an investigation commission in the Chamber regional.
The Board of Parliament already admitted the proposal for processing in July 2017, there were two oral questions in committee and the request for intervention was even made in the applicant’s Industry committee -with all the votes in favor except that of the Nationalist Group– but finally, due to the dissolution of the Chamber before the arrival of the elections, there was no time.
In addition, the subsequent outbreak of the pandemic also put aside the possibility of creating the investigation commission, which has almost 2,200 support signatures on the change.org platform.
The proponents say that 15 years later the reasons to promote it “are still valid”, even more so when accidents and falls into wells continue to occur, with special emphasis on the island of Gran Canaria, where the Insular Water Council has admitted that there are hundreds of galleries and wells that are abandoned or their status is unknown.
The objective of the commission is to achieve “complete clarification” of what happened and to make recommendations and propose concrete actions to prevent a similar tragedy from repeating itself and in the event that it occurs, there is “effective and respectful management” with the victims.
“From the beginning we have demanded truth, justice, reparation and forgiveness, and we continue to demand this with this initiative, addressed to a Parliament that has mostly turned its back on the victims throughout this time, and on an issue that we consider to be of general interest to the citizens of the Canary Islands, whom it represents”, the letter ends.