CDS responded to the “Tres Torres” fire at the government dept. of treasury today where one government employee, Mrs. Nubia Karina Campos, died at the scene and others suffered various traumas due to the 4th level being engulfed in flames.
Comandos, and other grass roots EMS agencies and the National Firefighters saved many other government officials. The Salvadoran Airforce FAS also collaborated and was able to rescue two people from the top roof. Two employees made the choice to jump to save themselves but suffered grave injuries as a result.
The CDS extrication team was immediately dispatched to assist 39yo Jose Palacios Casco and 37yo Gustavo Ángel Hernández when their microbus with plates 141-305 crashed into a CAESS truck who had been working along the Ejército Blvd near Molsa.
The accident took place around 10:40 pm and hydraulic extrication equipment was utilized. Gustavo suffered a head injury and both were immediately packaged and transported to higher level of care at Rosales Hospital in downtown San Salvador. It took the Comandos de Salvamento UDR team aprox 20 minutes to extricate Gustavo.