The young Argentine was on vacation in Oaxaca with two friends. Last Friday, while they were having dinner at a restaurant, they were attacked by a man with whom they had already come in contact while visiting the place.
A young Argentine on vacation in the Mexican state of Oaxaca (south) died on Monday after being attacked with a knife by a man, the district attorney’s office said.
The deceased has been identified as Benjamin Gamond.
The youth was eating last Friday with some friends, also from Argentina, at a restaurant in Lagunas de Chacahua, in the Pacific, when they were attacked by a man armed with a weapon.
The killer was identified as Cruz Irving Martinez Flores, 21, and originally from Ometepec Guerrero.
Versions of the Mexican press indicated that the tourists’ first contact with the assailant may have occurred when they arrived on La Isla as he was piloting the boat in which they arrived.
Later, they saw him at the restaurant on Friday and for no apparent reason he attacked the Argentine and Gammond suffered severe head injuries.
Argentina’s Foreign Ministry thanked the Mexican authorities on Tuesday for the “solidarity and efficiency” in the support provided in the face of “unfortunate incidents” in the context of a knife attack on three Argentine tourists.
The Embassy of Argentina and the Consulate General of Argentina in Mexico continued to assist the families of Benjamin Gamond, Macarena Elia González and Santiago Lastra, Argentine citizens who suffered an unexpected attack.
Both Gamond and his friends were initially treated at the Ángel del Mar Hospital in Puerto Escondido.
The severity of Gammond’s injuries required another type of medical attention, and through the efforts of the Argentine Ministry of Health and the Argentine ambassador, Carlos Tomada, a senior Mexican health ministry official indicated that he would be evacuated by helicopter of the Mexican Navy. Medical transfer will be done.
Gamond was transferred last Sunday by the Mexican Secretary of the Navy by medical plane from Puerto Escondido to Mexico City, where the young man was admitted to Mexico’s General Hospital, but the Argentinean confirmed irreversible brain death in the afternoon. ,
Gammond’s family expressed their interest in donating organs, leading the Argentine authorities to make consular efforts for that purpose before the prosecutor’s office, due to the fact that there is a crime and an investigation is ongoing.