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Murcia pays homage to ficus heroes (19/06/2017)

Institutional recognition of Concepcion Soria, the neighbor who was walking through Santo Domingo on Friday when she heard a rustling of branches and did not hesitate to notify two policemen who patrolled by Alfonso X. The City also distinguishes agents Antonio Bernal and Jose Ramon Martinez, who They immediately went to the scene, evacuating the people who were now under the centenary tree.

José Ballesta wanted to recognize "the dozens of Murcia and Murcia who, at that first moment, did not hesitate to throw themselves at the branches to look for victims"

"For us it is an honor today, on behalf of the city of Murcia, to recognize the people who have distinguished themselves by their responsibility and fulfillment of duty.

You are a moral referent and an example for all Murcia, "said the mayor this afternoon during the homage to the neighbor who first warned the Local Police, moments before the fall of the ficus, Concepción Soria Sanz, and the agents who Patrolled by Alfonso X and came immediately, evacuating the area seconds before the branches were detached in the Plaza de Santo Domingo.

"Heroicity is something that can be presented occasionally and what needs to be answered, with intelligence and a sense of civic responsibility, but heroism is also the fulfillment of daily duty every day, from anonymity and continuous work," added the mayor .

Concepcion Soria Sanz, a nurse by profession and neighbor of Santa Eulalia, was walking in Santo Domingo last Friday when she heard a rustle of branches and felt leaves fall from the tree.

Alarmed at the first symptoms of detachment, Concepcion did not hesitate to stop a local police car that was in Alfonso X El Sabio.

At the announcement of this neighbor, police officers Antonio Bernal, Zarandona officer and 29 years of service of the Corps, and Jose Ramon Martinez, agent of the neighborhood of Progreso and 16 years of service, immediately appeared at the scene, evacuating To the people who at that moment were under the centenary tree.

"In a society that needs moral references and ethical assertions to rise, today we want to recognize with this simple act public responsibility, moral commitment and the fulfillment of the duty of those who have done so," said the mayor after delivering Three plaques commemorating the protagonists of the act.

Recognition of anonymous Murcia

"At the same time, today we recognize the dozens of Murcia and Murcia who, at that first moment, threw themselves into the branches to search for victims, anonymous people who were the first to arrive after the fall and whose identity we do not know, but who They did not hesitate to help themselves, "said the mayor.

Local and National Police, Firefighters, Civil Protection and Emergencies: an example of coordination and discipline

"Also, today we pay tribute to the 120 local police, firefighters, civil protection, national police and emergency services that in a few seconds were in Santo Domingo to release the area and check that there was nobody under the Branches, as fortunately it was. "

"Those 50 minutes that we passed at the feet of that giant slumped, were 50 minutes of distress and concern until finally checking that there was nobody under the branches.

They had to be removed one by one and clipped because they could not lift them in the danger that someone might be underneath.

It was a professional work that was done in a very short time, an example of coordination between the different services that acted in an impeccable and disciplined manner, "stressed José Ballesta.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia

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