Relatives of Jimmy Ernesto Montenegro Rosero, Ecuadorian, 39, who was seriously injured in the attack recorded on Tuesday in the Brussels metro and which left 31 dead, are devastated by the news.
His mother, Yolanda Rosero, finds no solace. In the living room of her house, located northwest of Ibarra, she installed a small altar and placed a photograph of her only son. Relentlessly and amid tears she prays to her saints for his health.
She recalled that last Sunday, when she communicated with her son via Skype, he told her he only hoped his two children: Emily, 15, and Dilan, 9, go on vacation to return to Ecuador as they do every two years.
“Smiling he told me: Mommy, we bought the tickets, and a little time is needed to be together again,” the mother lamented.
Montenegro along with his wife, Elizabeth Lopez, live in Brussels from 18 years ago and last Tuesday, at 09:10 (Brussels time), they bade farewell at the subway station, where he embarked to make it to his job in a restaurant.