Rita Vargas Madris, 67, a renowned physician from the Laguna area of Durango, died Tuesday morning from severe burns all over her body after her home caught fire; His 38-year-old son is hospitalized and his condition is considered serious.
According to the authorities’ report, it was around 5:40 a.m. on Tuesday morning when residents of the Nueva Vizcaya neighborhood in the municipality of Lerdo contacted 911 and asked for help. because something had exploded and a house in the area was burning suggesting that people were trapped inside.
Parts of the fire department, personnel from the city’s civil protection unit, parts of the city’s public security first responders and paramedics from the Red Cross quickly went to the subdivision.
Firefighters began extinguishing the fire that had spread throughout the house while another element began search work. They make their way through flames and smoke to locate the residents They found the mother and son in the back of the house and, with the assistance of paramedics, got them out. They saw second and third degree burns on 85 percent of their body surface. Both were urgently transferred to the facilities of IMSS Clinic No. 46, where Dr. Rita Vargas arrived without vital signs and her 38-year-old son Víctor Manuel arrived with severe burns, so he was admitted to the intensive care area.
Authorities continued work on site until the fire was completely extinguished; Everything indicates that a gas leak caused an explosion, followed by a fire that eventually destroyed the entire house.
The Investigation Office of the Vice Prosecutor’s Office of the Laguna Region, made up of specialized personnel, elements of the Criminal Investigation Department and the public ministry’s investigator, learned of the fire and the death of the doctor who had worked for the Red Cross Gómez Palacio and the Hospital General de Lerdo, in order to name just a few, as well as the serious injuries that cause his son Víctor Manuel to remain in intensive care.