Published On: Fri, Mar 15th, 2013

Identity deceased victim Asphalt Lake explosion known

ExplosionWILLEMSTAD – The identity of the victim who died Wednesday as a result of the explosion at the company Asphalt Recovery Lake, is known. It is the 51-year-old Curaçaoan Ridley Regis Rafaela. Rafaela was missing immediately after the explosion.

Eventually he was found at the place where there is a large reservoir of asphalt residues. The hardest hit victims of the other four injured is the 62-year-old Roque Wever. He is more than sixty percent burned. Director Jason Jose Debrot of the Asphalt Recovery Lake, told the media that he is worried about the state of Wever. Wednesday the heavily injured worker was transferred to Colombia for treatment. The other injured is a 51-year-old and a 55 year old both from Curaçao and a 70-year-old Dutchman. Yesterday, the employees of Asphalt Recovery Lake did not work. Instead, there was at twelve noon a meeting with the Health Service to assist in the handling of the disaster.

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