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Born in: Olivares
Age: 39
Offspring: 0
Marital status: Single
Job: Prison officer and schoolteacher
Date of the attack: 28/06/1991
Place of the attack: Sevilla
Weapon: Letter-Bomb
Killed by: ETA

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On the morning of 28 June 1991, a suspicious package was delivered to the Sevilla-1 prison. It was addressed to the governor of the prison and bore a Valladolid postmark. The Civil Guard officer who first received it asked the mail service —comprising a number of prison officers and inmates— to check it in the X-ray scanner. The scan was unable to determine the contents and the police therefore called in bomb disposal experts.

The time was around 11.20 am, and in the adjoining room, relatives and friends of the inmates were waiting for prison visits. Suddenly, a bomb that had been planted in the package exploded, destroying the room. The explosion killed Manuel Pérez Ortega, Jesús Sánchez Lozano, Donato Calzado García and Raimundo Pérez Crespo. Another 30 people, including two children, were wounded. ETA claimed responsibility for the attack. Six ETA members were being held in Sevilla-1 prison and on the same day another member of the organisation was standing trial in the city.

Manuel Pérez García, a graduate in economics, had been a prison officer since 1986. At the time of his death, he had been working for three years in the mail service and had just bought his first apartment.

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