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911 confirms 4 people injured during fire in Villa Aura

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SANTO DOMINGO. – The National Emergency Assistance and Security System 9-1-1 confirmed this Saturday that four people were injured and two of them merited being transferred to the Dr. Ney Arias Lora Traumatology Hospital, in the fire that affected a fuels storage company, in Villa Aura, Santo Domingo West.

In a press release, it indicates that the response units remained in action until 2:15 am on Saturday, while four units of the Fire Department remained in place until they managed to quell the fire at 6:30 am today.

Coordinated response

The official agency indicates that the emergency was attended by 9 units of the Fire Department, 3 Civil Defense rescue units with 37 men; the rescue unit of the National Army collaborated with 25 members; The Emergency Operations Center (COE), the Ministry of Public Health, The Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC) also joined the team; In addition, members of the National Police and the General Directorate of Traffic Safety and Land Transportation (DIGESETT) provided service.

Stresses that “the coordinated response had four objectives: combat, evacuation, security perimeter and that there was no lack of support logistics, managing to quell the fire with water and foam.”

The 9-1-1 said that Civil Defense rescuers evacuated residents close to the event site in order to safeguard their lives, returning to their homes around midnight, once the fire was controlled and the area secured.

After 6:00 pm on Friday, several explosions and subsequent fire were recorded in the fuel depots of the Petro Fuel company located in the Seventh Street of Villa Aura, next to Los Beisbolistas Avenue.





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Civic group demands a fence along entire 388KM Haiti border

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Santo Domingo.- Civic and Social Front president, Isaías Ramos, on Fri. called on the population to demand the continuity of the perimeter fence along the entire 388-kilometer Dominican Republic-Haiti border.

Ramos said that it’s not difficult to traffic illegal aliens at the border, “where today there is abundance of chaos, disorder, anarchy and insecurity that affect our sovereignty, the security of our citizens and authorities.”

He said i’is not enough to build 50 or 60 km that will only move the illegal operation and make it a little more difficult.





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Dominican Republic’s military to monitor commuters

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Santo Domingo.- The Defense Ministry will expand the video surveillance system through real-time monitoring of the entire routes of the Metro and the Cable Car of Santo Domingo, (MIDE), according to an agreement signed with the Transport Reform Office (OPRET).

The agreement signed on October 30 stipulates that the objective is to facilitate “the interconnection of the Command Center, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence to the OPRET Video Management Systems, for real-time monitoring, in the different Metro and Cable Car lines.”

It adds that OPRET will provide the necessary access to Defense, which allows the connection to the systems, for real-time monitoring of the different lines of the Metro and Cable Car of Santo Domingo.

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All fuel prices remain unchanged

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Santo Domingo.- Fuel prices (in gallons) for the week from December 21 to 28 remain unchanged:

Premium gasoline RD$229.10.

Regular gasoline RD$214.20.

Regular diesel at RD$181.10.

Optimal diesel RD$193.80.

Avtur RD$144.30.

Kerosene RD$170.90.

Fuel oil RD$92.06.

Propane (LPG) RD$101.00.

Natural gas remains at RD$28.97 per cubic meter.





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