Nine firefighters were killed After the collapse of a castle In the interior of the state of So Paulo in Brazil. According to officials, 20 vehicles and more than 75 lifeguards were involved in the search.
A team of 28 civilian firefighters They underwent an exercise at the Dos Bogas Cave in Aldinapolis, About 360 kilometers from the capital of Sao Paulo, part of the cave collapsed and exited 10 people are trapped Inside.
According to the Sao Paulo Fire Department, One person was rescued alive And several were hospitalized in the area with fractures and hypothermia, others Three firefighters were killed in the first hour.
The The remaining six More than 75 rescue workers and 20 vehicles were searched in an operation, although the deaths of six workers were later confirmed. “Recovery was very difficult due to the situation. It takes more than a kilometer to get to that placeCommander Rodrigo Leal, a spokesman for the fire department, told reporters.
Meanwhile, militarized police said six more people who were not buried in the cave collapse were transferred to health centers with minor injuries.
Word of the Governor of San Pablo
For his part, Sao Paulo Governor Joao Toria, Who is in Glasgow for the UN COP26 climate summit, said on Twitter that he had arranged for a plane “with geologists and civil defense to assist in the rescue”. “I am close to rescuing civilian firefighters trapped in the rubble of the Aldinopolis Cave. I determined all the support and resources needed for the recovery“, Wrote.
Christina Trifoni, the mother of one of the instructors who took part in the training, also spoke about what happened. As explained in the reports Globo News, The group planned to spend the night inside the castle. “What happened was that the entrance to where they were collapsed. I’m glad.”He said with other family members of firefighters waiting for news of the rescue.