Italian firefighters rescue person from suspended car after Genoa bridge collapse

admin   •   August 15, 2018   •   3889

Fire brigade retrieving a body from suspended car | Reuters


Italian firefighters carried out a dramatic rescue on Tuesday (August 14) retrieving a person who had been caught in the mangled ruins of his car suspended in the air after the collapse of motorway bridge in Genoa, Italy.

Video released by the fire brigade showed a fireman working to retrieve the person from ropes hanging next to the car caught in the wreckage.

Firefighters searched into the night for survivors and bodies amid the rubble of the collapsed bridge which so far has led to the deaths of at least 26. -Reuters

More than gold: Pinoy surfer rescues Indonesian competitor in SEA Games

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 6, 2019

The Southeast Asian (SEA) Games was able to witness the true spirit of sportsmanship and heroism.

Pinoy surfer Roger Casugay and Indonesia’s Arip Nurhidayat were about to battling gold medal for the men’s longboard open competition for surfing in La Union on Friday (December 6).

In an unfortunate incident, Nurhidayat broke his leash and was swept by the huge waves. Without having any second thoughts, Casugay immediately came to his aid.

According to a post of Jefferson Ganuelas, Casugay was able to rescue Nurhidayat.

“Indonesian longboard sensation @mencosss broke his leash and swept away and being pounded by triple overhead bomb waves at Monaliza Point. Local surfer @roger_casugay rescued him not minding the ongoing race for gold medal,” according to his post.

According to United Philippine Surfing Association, the competition is currently on hold.—AAC

PCG saves foreign national who jumped off Pasig River

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 28, 2019

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Search Operations Unit (SOU) rescued a foreign national who jumped off Pasig River on Wednesday morning (November 27).

The victim, identified as Mr. Johnson Obi from Cameron, Africa was found handcuffed after he jumped off Valenzuela Ferry Station.

Obi recalled he was handcuffed by unknown bystanders at his residence in Makati City. He said he was able to escape from his predators.

“Immediately, Mr. Obi was turned-over to the Mandaluyong City Police Station for proper disposition,” according to the PCG.—AAC (with reports from Aiko Miguel)

China bridge collapse kills three, injures two

Robie de Guzman   •   October 11, 2019

Three people died and two were injured when a highway bridge collapsed on Thursday (October 10) in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu, state media said.

State broadcaster CCTV showed footage, taken from a driver’s dashboard cam, showed the moment when the bridge collapsed onto several vehicles.

The bridge, in the city of Wuxi, fell on three cars below, killing three people in two of the vehicles, although the third vehicle was empty, official state news agency Xinhua said.

Three cars and two trucks fell from the bridge as it collapsed.

City and transport ministry officials are investigating the cause of the accident, Xinhua said. (Reuters)

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