Monday 1 March 2021

More than Six Years Later Escazú Gas Station Fire Goes To Trial

157364_explosion-incendio-bomba-shell-280113

It’s been more than six years since the entire country looked on in horror as a gasoline station in the centre of Escazú burned and with it two children trapped in their mother’s vehicle.

The accident occurred on October 28, 2006.

- Advertisement -

Since, Shell – who sold out its gasoline stations in Costa Rica – settled with the family of the minors, however, not with the others affected by the tragic accident.

On Monday (yesterday) the Tribunales de Pavas opened its first day in the trial against gas attendant Gerardo Quirós Delgado in a trial that is scheduled to last two months. In addition, taking part in the trial is the owner of the property, two of the people injured in the accident and the Ministerio Publico charged with “desastre culposo” (public disaster), which is punishable with up to several years in prison.

However, the trial may come at quick end today following a petition by the defence attorney to review procedures which could lead to suspend the trial. The hearing is scheduled for 1:30pm when the court will have to decide whether or not to continue the trial.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

[BLOG] Costa Rican Electric Company – General Maintenance Procedures

During my fifteen plus years of living in Costa Rica, I...

Heliport, Money and Weapons in Costa Rica

Following reports by residents of Las Asturias de Pococí about flyovers...

MOST READ

Costa Rica confirms presence of coronavirus variants emerged in UK and South Africa

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica already reports variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes covid-19 that emerged in the United Kingdom and South Africa and...

Central America gets ready for a possible wave of migrants on the way to the United States

Q24n - Central American countries presented a plan on Monday in the face of a possible migratory wave of Haitians, Cubans, Asians and Africans...

ESPH charges the family for electricity for January and February even though fire destroyed their home in December

QCOSTARICA - Despite losing their home entirely in December, a Heredia received electricity bills from the Heredia Public Service Company (ESPH) for January and...

The Quijongo!

QCOSTARICA - The quijongo is now in very good health thanks to the care of the people of Guanacaste, who are dedicated to protecting...

False dentist worked from his garage and charged ¢ 100,000 for ‘braces’ that come off in a few hours

QCOSTARICA - A 30-year-old man, who posed as a dentist, set up an office in the garage of a house in Siquirres, Limón, where...

Costa Rica received the largest batch of covid-19 vaccines on Tuesday: 92,430 doses

QCOSTARICA - A new batch of vaccines of 92,430 doses, and the largest received since December against covid-19, arrived Tuesday, as part of the...

CCSS reports 149,812 vaccines applied against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) reports applying a total of 149,812 vaccines against covid-19, reaching a national application rate of...

Franklin Chang: “Space Agency Doesn’t Have to Be a Bureaucratic Elephant”

QCOSTARICA - The so-called Costa Rican space agency, recently approved by Congress, does not have to be a bureaucratic giant, with a large office...

Legislative Assembly officially inaugurated new building amid protests and disorder

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly officially inaugurated its new building this Wednesday, February 24, 2021,  five months after the legislative branch of government...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.