By Cathy Elelman • 17 December 2019 • 13:23
TRAGIC: The Fondon Mayor expressed condolences to the young man’s family and friends.
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Fondon Facebook AytoFondon Corazon de La Alpujarra @AytoFondon
FONDON council has announced three days of official mourning following the death of a local man while working on the Almeria-Murcia AVE high-speed rail line in Cuevas del Almanzora.
The 30-year died on Monday morning when a tree he was felling on a dirt track in the Burjulo district came down on him and trapped him underneath, the Junta de Andalucia reported.
He was reportedly employed by a sub-contracted firm working on the Pulpi-Vera stretch of the line.
Fondon Mayor Valentin Martin issued an official decree announcing the Alpujarra municipality was suspending Christmas activities and that flags will fly at half-mast on all municipal buildings until December 19.
Martin also expressed condolences to the young man’s family and friends on behalf of the council and all municipal employees
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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