In the United States in the covered abnormal frosts An 11-year-old boy has died in Texas. His family believes the cause of death was hypothermia, so he filed a lawsuit for $ 100 million.
This was reported by ABC News.
11-year-old Christian Pineda died on Tuesday, February 16, in a trailer in the suburbs of Houston. At night, he fell asleep in bed under several blankets with his three-year-old brother. The next day, the boys’ mother Maria Pineda found Christian unconscious, she called an ambulance, before the arrival of which she tried to give the child artificial respiration. However, she failed to save her son.
The family of a sixth-grader emigrated to the United States two years ago. Maria Pineda claims that the boy was healthy, and the day before his death for the first time in his life played in the snow. The woman is convinced that her son died of hypothermia, because the day before, their apartment, like millions of others, was cut off from electricity and heat.
In this regard, Maria Pineda filed a lawsuit in the Jefferson District Court, accusing the Texas Electricity Reliability Council (ERCOT) and Entergy of gross negligence.
“Despite the fact that ERCOT and Entergy knew about the terrible weather forecast for at least a week, and knew that the system had not been prepared for more than ten years, they could not take any precautionary measures that could have prevented the crisis, and were completely are not ready to cope with the crisis, “the lawsuit reads.
The woman claims that ERCOT “misled customers” by assuring them that the power outage would be temporary.
“The power outage lasted several days. The inability to properly inform the plaintiffs about the duration of the power outage prevented them from properly preparing for the power outage or leaving the area. Accurate information could have saved Christian Pineda’s young life,” the lawsuit said.
In response, Entergy, which supplies electricity to consumers in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, said it was “deeply saddened by the loss of life.” “We cannot comment due to an unfinished lawsuit,” company officials added.
ERCOT, meanwhile, said emergency power outages were initiated on February 15 after a snowstorm covered most of Texas and temperatures dropped below zero.
The council said it had taken decisive action to avoid a catastrophic power outage nationwide: “Since about 46% of private generators were disconnected from the grid last Monday morning, we are confident that our grid operators have made the right choice.”
Meanwhile, the Conroe Police Department said that the official cause of Christian’s death is currently being established by forensic experts.
It will be recalled that due to abnormal frosts in Texas, more than four million consumers were left without heat, electricity and drinking water. The country also recorded more than 70 fatalitiesassociated with the weather.
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