At least two Ecuadorian police cadets who were preparing for the General Santander police training school in Bogotá (Colombia) were affected.
The Ecuadorian Érika Sofía Chico Vallejo, 21 years old, died according to information asserted in the Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno’s twitter account. Meanwhile, Carolina Sanango Molina, 20 years old, was wounded and out of danger, according to information from Colombian media.
El brutal acto terrorista en Bogotá cobró la vida de una compatriota. Mi más sincero pésame a los familiares, amigos y compañeros de Erika Chicó. Esperamos la pronta recuperación de Carolina Sanango, quien sufrió heridas leves.— Lenín Moreno (@Lenin) 17 de enero de 2019
Carolina Sanango’s father, Walter Sanango, who works in the Santa Azuayo canton of Santa Isabel, confirmed that he is preparing his trip to Colombia, in order to go to meet the condition of his daughter, who has been reported only with injuries mild
A mile away, her mother, Carmen Molina, said that Carolina entered the officer school in Quito in 2016 and in 2018 she was one of the scholars to study the career in Colombia. She said that she talks to her daily via Messenger; the last time was yesterday around 4:00 p.m. she had spent Christmas in Cuenca and returned to Bogotá on January 9.
The Ecuadorian government said in a statement that “other young Ecuadorians who study at the Cadet School are safe.” From the province of El Oro, the Minister of Government, María Paula Romo, lamented the action she left to the two Ecuadorian victims.
The Ecuadorian Police has already confirmed the death of the Chico Vallejo cadet.
“SOLIDARITY with our brothers of #Colombia and the families of the victims, in attack to the School of General Police Cadets Santander. We regret to report that the cadet Erika Chico died @PoliciaEcuador, and her partner Carolina Sanango was injured. “#CmdtGralVillegas pic.twitter.com/uHxWF0JMHC – Police Ecuador (@PoliciaEcuador) January 17, 2019
In the police school they are studying delegations of cadets from Ecuador and Panama. (I)