Faithful run over by minibus in procession: see what is known about the accident with 5 dead and 29 injured | Pernambuco

Faithful run over by minibus in procession: see what is known about the accident with 5 dead and 29 injured | Pernambuco
Faithful run over by minibus in procession: see what is known about the accident with 5 dead and 29 injured | Pernambuco
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See the moment when minibus invades procession and leaves dead and injured in Pernambuco

g1 shows, below, what is known and what still needs to be reported about this case. In this report, you will see:

Where did the accident happen?

The collision occurred during the “Cristo Vive” walk, a procession carried out by the Nossa Senhora do Perpétuo Socorro Church. The faithful were run over by the minibus while walking down Avenida Barreto de Menezes, in a stretch known as “Adelaide hill”, as it is close to the Adelaide Pessoa Câmara High School Reference School.

1 of 4 Minibus runs over believers in procession in Greater Recife — Photo: Reproduction/WhatsApp
Minibus runs over believers in procession in Greater Recife — Photo: Reproduction/WhatsApp

Who were the victims who died?

On Sunday night, the Mobile Emergency Care Service (Samu) reported that the accident left four deaths. This Monday morning (1st), the State Department of Health confirmed three deaths. However, some victims were on two different lists. According to the city hall of Jaboatão dos Guararapes, five is the total number of deaths, as of the last update of this report. The victims were identified as:

  • Amauri João de Lima, 68 years old, who died at the Imbiribeira UPA, in the South Zone of Recife;
  • Edite Maria da Silva, 51 years old, the place of death was not disclosed;
  • Edson Maurício Barbosa, 52 years oldwho died in the Emergency Care Unit (UPA) of Ibura, in the South Zone of Recife;
  • Jéssica Kelly Mendonça dos Santos, aged 22, at Hospital da Restauração, in the Derby neighborhood, in the central area of ​​Recife;
  • Tereza Cristina Batista Silveira, 65 years old, who died at the Lagoa Encantada UPA in the Cohab neighborhood, in the South Zone of Recife.

Run over during procession in Jaboatão leaves dead and injured

Images sent to TV Globo show the minibus stopped after the accident, as well as bodies on the sidewalk and in the street, and injured people receiving first aid from civil firefighters (see video above).

Where were the injured taken?

Activated at 4:57 pm, Samu sent 10 ambulances from the cities of Recife, Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Recife, Cabo de Santo Agostinho and Moreno. The Fire Department sent eight vehicles to the scene of the accident after being called around 5 pm.

The names of the 29 injured people were not released. The city hall reported the following:

  • Thirteen people were discharged;
  • Nine injured, aged between 5 and 67are at Hospital da Restauração, in Derby, central area of ​​Recife;
  • Seven people of undisclosed ages are at Dom Hélder Hospital, in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, in the Metropolitan Region.

What was the line and route of the minibus?

Minibus runs over procession participants in Greater Recife; accident leaves 4 dead

  • The minibus on line 118 – Marcos Freire/Barra de Jangada, which has authorization from the municipality to circulate as complementary transport, was not carrying passengers at the time of the accident. (see video above);
  • The vehicle left the Marcos Freire bus terminal square and headed towards the Church of Nossa Senhora do Perpétuo Socorro;
  • To g1, by phone, the secretary of Social Services of Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Maria Jacinta da Silva, confirmed that the minibus lacked brakes during the journey.

What happened to the driver?

The driver of the minibus is 74 years old and fled after the collision, but was identified by the Jaboatão dos Guararapes city hall, which did not release his name. On Monday morning (1st), he gave a statement at the Prazeres Police Station, located in the same municipality as the accident and which is investigating the case.

Has the case started to be investigated?

2 of 4 Minibuses that ran over procession participants in Jaboatão dos Guararapes, in Greater Recife — Photo: Everaldo Silva/TV Globo
Minibus that ran over procession participants in Jaboatão dos Guararapes, in Greater Recife — Photo: Everaldo Silva/TV Globo

In a statement, in addition to regretting what happened, the state government stated that the case is being investigated by the Plantão de Prazeres Police Station, in Jaboatão dos Guararapes. Furthermore, he reported that he sent teams from the Military Fire Department, the Criminalistics Institute (IC) and the Military, Civil and Scientific police to the scene of the accident.

What did Jaboatão city hall do after the accident?

The city of Jaboatão informed, in a note, that it sent teams from the Municipal Guard, Civil Defense and the Department of Social Assistance to the scene of the accident and that it collaborates “so that the investigations proceed with due rigor”. He also said that Mayor Mano Medeiros (PL) “determined that assistance and health teams carry out a sweep to identify the injured and the victims’ families and provide all necessary support to these people.”

3 of 4 Map of the place where minibuses ran over procession participants in Jaboatão dos Guararapes, in Greater Recife — Photo: Arte/g1
Map of the place where minibuses ran over procession participants in Jaboatão dos Guararapes, in Greater Recife — Photo: Arte/g1

Has the Catholic Church commented on what happened?

Also in a statement, the Archdiocese of Olinda and Recife stated that it sympathizes with Father Paulo, the community’s parish priest, “as well as with the entire bereaved community in this moment of pain.” He also said that he is available “to collaborate with the victims and their families, helping and contributing to overcoming this fatality” and that he requires public authorities that “the situation be investigated, with everyone involved in the accident held duly responsible.”

4 of 4 A collision occurred during a procession in the Marcos Freire neighborhood, in Jaboatão dos Guararapes — Photo: Reproduction/WhatsApp
The collision occurred during a procession in the Marcos Freire neighborhood, in Jaboatão dos Guararapes — Photo: Reproduction/WhatsApp

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