The Spanish development worker Emma Same, The 32-year-old and director of the NGO Road to Relief died this Sunday in Ukraine after a Russian attack on an NGO convoy in the Bakhmut region, one of the regions most affected by the war, the Foreign Minister announced. Jose Manuel Albares, who said they have verbal confirmation of the death while waiting for official confirmation from Ukrainian authorities. Is about the first Spanish fatality in the Ukrainian War. The vehicle in which the helpers were traveling overturned after a Russian projectile attack and caught fire.
In addition to the Spanish helper, there is evidence of a deceased Canadian activist –Anthony Himmal– in the attack and two other seriously injured: the German volunteer Ruben Mawick and the Swedish volunteer Johan Mathias Thyr. Both were seriously injured from shrapnel wounds and burns but are now in separate hospitals, the NGO statement said.
The NGO Road to Relief explained details of what happened on its Instagram account: “Early this morning, at around 10 a.m., four members of our Road to Relief team left Slovyansk for Bakhmut to assess the needs of the victims. Civilians were trapped.” Crossfire in the city of Ivanivske, Bakhmut Region, Donetsk Oblast.” However, as the convoy passed through the city of Khasiv Yar, it was attacked by a Russian missile that hit the vehicle directly. As a result of the attack, the convoy overturned and caught fire.
The NGO that Emma Igual worked for and founded in March 2022 has been operating in areas close to the front lines, evacuating civilians and providing humanitarian assistance, said journalist Almudena Ariza in X.
In a profile of the helper on Twitter, she explained that she helped refugees in Greece and defined herself as a person.is interested in people, art, politics, plural economics, psychology and social justice.”