Ruben Ciarlanti was only 21 years old and was the son of the former mayor of Blera: the city’s mourning was proclaimed for tomorrow
A completely unexpected and very sad event shocked, yesterday evening Thursday 29 September, a family and an entire community, that of Blera, a small town in Lazio in the province of Viterbo. Ruben Ciarlanti, aged only 22, died while playing football with his teammates. All attempts at resuscitation were useless.
Unfortunately Ruben is alone the last of the very young boys who, in recent months, have lost their lives as a result of sudden illnesses that have left them no way out.
Yesterday evening he was playing a soccer game with his friends. He played as a midfielder in the local team that had just been re-founded and entered the Third Category regional championship.
Suddenly he collapsed to the ground and it was immediately clear to everyone that it was a cardiac arrest. Those present in the sports facility immediately rescued the boy and, with the help of defibrillatorthey tried in every way to revive him.
Unfortunately, neither they nor the 118 doctors who rushed to the scene were able to do so nothing to save him and make his heart beat again.
The story inevitably shaken all the citizens of Blera. Ruben was the last of the three sons of Francesco Ciarlanti, former mayor by Blera and current deputy mayor.
City mourning for the death of Ruben Ciarlanti
There are dozens of messages of sadness and condolence appeared on the web in these hours for the devastating news of the disappearance of Ruben Ciarlanti. The one written by Nicola Mazzarella, mayor of the town, is particularly moving.
This morning we woke up disoriented, hoping it was just a bad dream. I have written and deleted these words many times, as if this simple gesture could turn back time and give us Ruben, a boy with a big heart; so great that he got tired of beating, leaving an unacceptable emptiness in all of us.
Then he continues: “Unfortunately it is not possible to cancel or understand a tragedy like this. Today there are no words, but only the tears and the excruciating pain of our whole community that joins the pain of the family“.
The mayor has proclaimed city mourning for tomorrow’s day, that of the funeral. The flags will be exposed to half mast and all activities are invited to lower the shutters from 15 to 17, the hours of the funeral.
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