The young mechanic Eduardo José Urrieta, 28 years old, died at noon on Wednesday, January 12, as a result of second and third degree burns in 60% of his body, after the explosion in a fuel line of the Poliducto de Oriente.
According to the authorities, the young man is the only person who suffered injuries after the accident that alarmed the community in general.
The director of the Luis Razetti University Hospital in Barcelona, Oscar Navas confirmed the death of Urrieta, and who hours before had reported that the wounded man had been admitted to the intensive care unit for presenting burns by direct fire type flash in the face, neck, arms , hands, legs, feet, flexion zone and in "airways".
His relatives said that he was heading to the Mayorquín sector on Tuesday night when he was hit by the flames, as he passed through the site of the explosion driving a Chevrolet vehicle, Century model with AB443XK plates.
The fire that remains on the side of the road to Naricual, very close to the Picas del Neverí sector located about 20 minutes from Barcelona, is controlled but active, so Civil Protection officials, Barcelona Firefighters, Firefighters are still deployed Marine, Aeronautical Firefighters, Ven 911, PNB, Polianzoátegui, GNB and Cicpc.