Arona to present its bravery medal to rescue services after Los Cristianos tragedy
Arona has been paying homage to the seven people killed in the horrific building collapse of April 24th, 2016.
The local council invited people to join in the tribute one year on in order to show its thoughts are still with the victims and their families.
The ceremony incuded a minute’s silence and the laying of flowers at the perimeter wall of the site in calle Amalia Alayón, Los Cristianos.
The seven remembered were a 77-year-old woman of Italian nationality; a 41-year-old Italian man; a Finnish male of 72 years; a woman of Spanish nationality, coming from Asturias and 71 years old; a resident of Los Cristianos, 55; a 29-year-old woman of Spanish nationality and also a native of Asturias, and a 41-year-old Moroccan woman.
The council has also announced that plans are being made to present the medal of Arona to the different bodies and groups that participated in the operation of rescue, security and emergencies.
“It was three days of intense rescue work and one of the most difficult moments for a municipality that turned to offer the necessary help and showed their appreciation for the support shown by all citizens of the islands and the country,” said a council spokesman.
In addition to the seven fatalities, three people were injured to different degrees and were rescued and assisted by the emergency services.