From our Bureau of Absolutely Disturbing, Depressing, and Convincing Proofs of Negligent Culpability
You can hear their commander ordering them to their deaths, telling them not to fear the heat. “Aqui no va a pasar nada.”. . . “Acérquense aquí. Hagan silencio y escúchenme bien un momento. Aquí no va a pasar ni pinga. Nosotros vamos a salir bien, vamos a salir calmados, dejen la bulla y la algarabía” (translation below)
You can also hear one of the firefighters saying, “Aqui va a reventar el otro” (The second tank here is going to explode ). And off they go . . . .
Lord have mercy.
Loosely translated from CubaNet: video from Cubanos por el Mundo
In the last few hours, a video has gone viral showing a fire chief forcing those under his command to stay at the foot of the fire, after the explosion and collapse of the second tank at the Matanzas Supertanker Base, the August 7 last.
“Come here. Be quiet and listen to me for a moment. It’s not going to happen here at all. We are going to come out well, we are going to come out calm, stop the noise and hubbub”, the military man is heard shouting in the recording, shared by Cubans around the World.
“Calculate how far away we are now. It’s not going to happen here at all. Here where we are, nothing is going to happen. That’s fuel, they saw that that tank just exploded. Nothing is going to happen,” he insisted with total negligence and authoritarianism to those who were trying to place a car bomb in an operational position to continue fighting the fire on the shore of the Matanzas Bay coast, just 350 meters from the burning tanks.
“That’s fuel, just finished blowing up the tank. Of course we have to feel hot… What is the problem?”, he said to the obvious fear of the firefighters and first responders.
Presumably, the officer who appears in the recording is Lieutenant Colonel Chirino, who gave the order to enter the retaining wall.
After the death of the young people who lost their lives for being sent to the front line of fire, despite the fact that they had no experience in this type of catastrophe, social networks have been filled with messages of condolences to relatives and denunciations of the regime. on the island.
whole story HERE in Spanish