A real tragedy occurred last Friday when four young men who enlisted as part of the voluntary military service whose ages ranged between 18 and 20 years old, lost their lives in the midst of a so-called exercise routine on the beach in Marbella, in the district of Magdalena.
The soldiers of the Army Miguel Angel Leon Lamas, Edison Huangal Alvarado, Bryan George Lizana Chavez and Percy Gabriel Gálvez Couple lost their life during the performance of this activity that was not scheduled or authorized by the appropriate command, according to the statement issued by the Directorate of Information of the Army.
The families of four servicemen killed point out that the youth had no training and did not knew how to swim but were forced against their will. So they report that it was an act of negligence, and demand a thorough investigation of the case.
Panorama had access exclusively to a video of a military training 2011, where we see a group of soldiers entering the sea and are forced to stay in the water. The recording is very similar to the type of routine performed by the young people who lost their lives in the beach of Marbella.