Local November 19, 2023 | 8:13 am

9 dead due to collapse of wall at 27 de Febrero and Máximo Gómez

Santo Domingo—Personnel from the different relief agencies removed at least seven slabs from the collapsed wall of the overpass at Máximo Gómez and 27 de Febrero avenues, where nine people died, according to official information.
Five vehicles were involved in the accident when one of the side walls collapsed utterly.

José Luis Frómeta Herasme, the intendant of the National District Fire Department, informed that after five o’clock in the afternoon, they received a call from the National Emergency System 9-1-1 about the collapse, so they proceeded to send rescue units.

Authorities completed the extraction of the nine bodies after the collapse on the slope.
Authorities finished with the extraction of the nine bodies after the collapse of the overpass.
Read: Update! 5 more corpses recovered after collapsing in Gómez slope; a total of 8 bodies recovered.

According to official information, the victims are five women and four men, whose bodies were extracted from the rubble on Saturday night.

Herasme informed that the bodies were sent to INACIF for their identification and subsequent delivery to their families. However, the ambulances have already been removed from the site, and now the work is concentrated exclusively on eliminating debris.

The Ministry of Public Works instructed the on-site investigation, in order to determine the real causes that triggered this fateful event, and to establish exemplary consequences for those who are responsible.


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Paul Tierney
November 19, 2023 8:27 am

The deaths are tragic. This should not have happened. May they all rest in peace.

November 19, 2023 9:46 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

When things like that happened in Haiti, Dominicans always blame it on voodoo, claiming that DR is a Catholic country and Haiti is a voodoo country. Should that unfortunate force majeur be blamed of those pedophile priests in DR?

Christopher David Brownlee
November 19, 2023 10:38 am
Reply to  foufou

What the hell does that have to do with this tragic situation?

November 19, 2023 11:48 am

What part of when tragic situation happened in Haiti? Dominicans have always blamed voodoo and claiming the reason why it did not append in DR because their religion offered protection that voodoo does not. Read some of the posts in previous years and you will find what the hell the situation has to do with. You are correct, it is a tragic situation, not what Dominicans have been blowing their racist horns with, in previous years, by claiming that DR mulatto hue was under divine catholic protection. Maybe you should ask those racist Dominicans who have been selling that BS before asking me? Are you one of those claiming superior etnia?

Platano Frito
November 19, 2023 3:32 pm
Reply to  foufou

Pretty sure it was erosion, regardless of gods and or country

November 19, 2023 3:46 pm
Reply to  Platano Frito

JAJAJA, erosion for you, but in Ayiti it’s voodoo? Sure, vamos a disfruta el diablo, como los Dominicanos simpre dice que los Haitianos disfruta el diablo. My heart goes out to those victims, menos los racistas Dominicanos.

Platano Frito
November 20, 2023 1:33 pm
Reply to  foufou

A little too much store bought pesto 🙂

November 20, 2023 12:19 am
Reply to  foufou

you seem bit nervous somehow unhinged …what’s your point ?!.. are you ok ?

Last edited 7 months ago by Fundador
November 20, 2023 7:49 pm
Reply to  Fundador

Platitude!!!! Sorrow grapes, you don’t have a way to spew your usual Haitiano diablo racist rant. My point is clear, as far as DR is concerned, tragic situation affecting Haiti is never a case of force majeur. I’ve always been suspicious of Dominicans small mind, kinda surprise, it’s more of a micro mind with severe amnesia.

Platano Frito
November 20, 2023 10:26 pm
Reply to  foufou

Huh?, I’ve translated your response to all the local dialects, it doesn’t make sense.

November 21, 2023 3:28 am
Reply to  foufou

i just asked if you’re OK ?!…and comment confirmed everyone’s suspicions ,self diagnoses are most accurate …seriously …hakuna matata… why are you stressing ?!

Last edited 7 months ago by Fundador
Christopher David Brownlee
November 19, 2023 10:36 am

The police and authorities were slow to respond and additionally you will notice they (authorities) did not close the roads above (Maximo) allowing traffic to continue while causing more water to dump down the colaspse wall section..

November 20, 2023 7:50 am

Hopefully hard lessons will be learned from this…