The ambulance driver Yonder Beirut Pileta died this Sunday night, after the vehicle he was driving fell off a bridge in the mountainous area of Yateras, in the province of Guantánamo. Two doctors who were also traveling in the ambulance, René Herrera and Reynaldo Redor Marten, were injured.
The deceased young man, 28 years old, was a relative of the detained Beirut for demonstrating on July 11, the activist Salomé García Bacallao, who collaborates with the legal organization Cubalex, pointed out to this newspaper. Fredy Beirut Matos and her daughter, Katia Beirut Rodríguez, witnesses to the death at the hands of a police officer of Diubis Laurencio, in La Güinera, were sentenced to 20 years in prison for sedition.
Another son of Beirut Matos, Exeint, was sentenced to four years in prison and two nephewsExeynt Beirut Sebila, 16, and Exenyt Beirut, a 17-year-old woman, were also arrested.
Yan Carlos Casas, who identifies himself as the victim’s cousin, denounced in his networks the “lack of respect of this country that does not change those old cars”
The vehicle “lost control of the brakes” around 9:15 pm, said the official journalist Miguel Reyes on his website. Facebookalthough he clarifies that “we are waiting for the criminal expert report” that could provide another additional explanation.
According to that same postthe toilets were going to attend to a patient in Bernardo de Yateras when the accident occurred.
Reyes informs that the wounded work in the Dos Pasos and Tribilín clinics. René Herrera continues, “he underwent surgery, they performed a pleurotomy because he had a traumatic wet lung due to rib fractures” and is reported as “serious stable.” Reynaldo Redor Marten, 25, was under observation “after receiving a concussion”, but has already been discharged.
Yan Carlos Casas, who identifies himself as the victim’s cousin, denounced on his networks the “lack of respect in this country that does not change those old cars.”
Another user identified as Ivar Delgado Despaigne leaves a severe criticism: “How long are we going to be like this, for God’s sake. Those ambulances have already lost their useful life, my goodness, that was used by dinosaurs.” The man denounces the purchase of electric scooters and carts and the construction of “many hotels” to the detriment of “ambulances, food and many other things that are of greater priority to the people of Cuba.”
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