The teacher who had suffered serious burns in the explosion of a school died

Monica Jara, the teacher who was seriously injured after an explosion in the Neuquén rural school where she worked on June 29, died in the city of Mendoza, where she had been transferred, reported the Association of Education Workers of Neuquén ( ATEN).

The union confirmed the death of the 34-year-old woman, who had been hospitalized since June 30 at the Lagomaggiore hospital in Mendoza, with “more than 90% of the body surface burned, with compromised airways and lungs. “As reported by Roxana Cabrera, director of the health center.

The incident occurred on June 29 in a rural school in the Aguada San Roque area, 60 kilometers from the Neuquén town of Añelo, and the workers Nicolás Francés and Mariano Spinedi also died as a result of the explosion.

ATEN mobilized in the main squares of the cities of the province and in the capital called a massive march in the center of Neuquén, which ended in front of the Government House.

The general secretary of the union, Marcelo Guagliardo, said when speaking at the event that “this is a march that we would never have wanted to do.”

“The school is not a place to die,” he assured and questioned the government of the province, which he held responsible for what happened.

Guagliardo maintained that “it was not an accident, there was negligence” and added that “the message for Mónica’s family is the message of unity, of collectively ratifying our tireless search for justice.”

“For the government, our message must also have the forcefulness of unity because we know that it is a government that makes public works a business opportunity for friends and that has a particular disregard for public schools,” he said.

He also claimed to the Judiciary that “what there must be here is an investigation and an exemplary sentence that puts those responsible where they have to be.”

He anticipated that ATEN will be mobilized “in unity and forcefulness to demand the conviction that must be on the part of justice.”

The explosion occurred in a remodeling area of ​​the school hostel 144, in the Aguada San Roque area, where the workers Nicolás Francés and Mariano Spinedi were working together with Mónica Jara, since a problem had been detected in a heater.

As a result of the explosion, Francés and Spinedi died, and the teacher had to be transferred to the city of Mendoza due to the severity of her injuries.

The main hypothesis of the investigation initiated for “crimes of homicide and culpable injuries”, led by Chief Prosecutor Sandra González Taboada, is that the explosion at the school was caused by a gas leak, “according to the Public Prosecutor’s Office.

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