Juan Luis Cipiriani commented on the tragedy in Magdalena on Friday. After the four deaths of soldiers drowned in the beach of Marbella, the cardinal said this Saturday in the program Dialogue of Faith of RPP News that you can not play with the lives of the members of the Armed Forces.
«I see, with all respect, this accident that has killed four soldiers. My condolences to their families and all the love and prayer for them, that already are not,» said Cipriani. «But also I would say that a call for strong attention to say, gentlemen, can not play with the lives of a few soldiers without a minimum of protocol».
To call the attention. The Cardinal questioned the way in which the military conducted the exercise which ended up costing the life. «Isn’t there some buoys in case of emergency, there is a bunch of ropes so that they can leave in case you lose? It is not a question of ‘let’s investigate’, you can not play with the life of the people.»
This Friday morning, four servicemen were killed by drowning on the beach Marbella of the district lima’s Magdalena. According to images disseminated by the Ministry of Defence, the victims were training and walked in groups to the sea before being defeated by the waves. The Army has announced that it will investigate what happened, as the Public Ministry. The commander and the mayor in charge of the victims were separated.
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski sent by using Twitter to extend their condolences to the families of the victims and announced that it ordered the Ministry of Defence who «apply the full weight of the law on those responsible for this tragedy.» In dialogue with RPP News, the congressman and an ex military man Carlos Tubino said that «in training it is unacceptable to any death«. The Public Ministry announced that Jose Ulloa Gavilano 1° Prosecutor’s office Criminal Magdalene, investigates the deaths. The work will be performed in collaboration with the Directorate of Police Homicides.