Diego Maradona’s attorney and agent Matias Morla has requested an investigation be opened while an ambulance is needed to arrive at the home of the Argentine legend.
Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday. He was 60 years old.
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Six ambulances reportedly arrived at the San Andres Country Club, a private residential area on the outskirts of Buenos Aires where Maradona had lived since leaving the hospital two weeks ago after brain surgery. Attempts to revive him, however, failed.
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In a statement posted on social media, Morla said the ambulance took “more than half an hour” to get to the house he called “criminal idiocy”, according to the San Isidro prosecutor’s report, demanding action.
“This fact cannot be overlooked and I will ask for an investigation to investigate to the end,” added Morla.
“As Diego would say, you are my soldier, act with pity.”
Thousands of Argentines honored Maradona on Thursday at a public meeting in the presidential palace of Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires.
Fences have been erected on the main streets near Casa Rosada to prepare for the flood of visitors who want to pay their respects to the former star of Barcelona, Boca Juniors and Napoli.
Maradona’s coffin was covered with the country’s flag, along with the shirts of Argentina and Boca.
“Today is a day of pain, sadness and reflection,” said Morla. “I feel in my heart the departure of a friend whom I honored with my loyalty and my company until his last days.”