Spanish consul in Boston sacked after marathon bombings

Madrid, April 17 (IANS) The Spanish consul in Boston has been sacked as a result of his behaviour in the wake of the bombings which took place at the end of the Boston Marathon Monday.

Pablo Sanchez-Teran was sacked by Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo for “failure to fulfill his consular obligations”. Sanchez-Teran chose to maintain the usual office hours in the Spanish Consul in Boston and closed his doors just two hours after the twin explosions at the finish line of the race which killed three people and injured over 140, reported Xinhua.

Ninety-one Spaniards were participating in the Boston Marathon, but despite the presence of so many of his countrymen in the event, the consul decided to shut his office, explaining in an interview on Marca TV, that “it was the time to do so”.

He also failed to offer a contact number for the families of those Spaniards who were participating in the Boston Marathon. No Spaniard, however, was injured in the attack.

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