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Age: 2
Offspring: 0
Marital status: Single
Job: School
Date of the attack: 22/11/1988
Place of the attack: Madrid
Guilties: Henri Parot, Gonzalo Rodríguez Cordero, José Gabriel Zabala Erasun, Francisco Múgica Garmendia, José María Arregui Erostarbe.
Weapon: Coche bomba
Killed by: ETA

Description

At around 11.55 pm on 22 November 1988, Dr Luis Delgado Cabezas, his wife Mercedes Villalonga, who was four months pregnant, and their son Luis Delgado Villalonga, aged two and a half, were driving home from dinner with relatives in Las Rozas. As they passed the Civil Guard HQ, on the corner of Paseo de San Francisco de Sales, a van bomb left by ETA exploded next to the outer walls of the barracks. It contained over sixty kilograms of ammonal and forty kilos of shrapnel. Their car was caught up in the blast; young Luis Delgado Villalonga received serious injuries and died later in hospital. Another man, Jaime Bilbao Iglesias, an RTVE worker who was also on his way home, was killed instantly. Also injured in the attack were 46 Civil Guard officers and 42 passers-by who were in the area, including the parents of the dead child. His mother, who was pregnant at the time, spent several days in a deep coma with severe skull injuries. Due to her convalescence, the couple were unable to attend their son’s burial.

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