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Recovery of Crushed Taxi Victim

CDS were present in helping rescue the bodies of victims underneath a semi bed, that had crushed the taxi they had been riding in.

Once again, the elite rescue groups of El Salvador that include the Comandos de Salvamento, Red Cross, and the Fire Dept. demonstrated that it is possible to work in coordinated fashion without conflict. Congratulations search and rescue tams that were united by adrenalin and the hydraulics!  We follow through like that in the future with a high level of professionalism and we will save even more lives.

-Roberto Pacheco
Search and Rescue Team Supervisor

Story Credit:
Juan Carlos Villafranco
Redacción Diario Co Latino

A semi container carrying wood, that was coming from Acajutla caused a tragic accident at 7:15 at the freeway crossection “Hermano Lejano”.

Los fallecidos identificados como Nancy Guadalupe Ramos Valladares de 35 años y Jorge Castro Hasbun de 41 años murieron a causa de traumas múltiples.
The victims are identified as 35 yo Nancy Guadalupe Ramos Valladares and 41 yo Jorge Castro Hasbun.  Ramos was recovered by Comandos de Salvamento and presented with limited vital signs. CPR attention was immediate and various attempts were made but she did not respond.
The container came lose from the semi with license plate 63112, that was driving from Los Próceres blvd towads 49th ave. north on the third level and fell on top of the taxi that was coming below on Comalapa highway and where the couple had, per reports were just married and he was just returning from the USA.

“At about 9 o’clock at night our rescue team was able to recover the cadavers that were trapped under the container.  The bodies presented with multiple severe traumas.”, states Roberto Pacheco, rescue leader of the Comandos de Salvamento.

The taxi with license plate 57749 was completly crused underneath.  The Main firefighter team had to use hydraulic equipment to assisst in the recovery of the victims.

Al lugar se hicieron presentes socorristas de Cruz Roja Salvadoreña, Cruz Verde, Comandos de Salvamento, el Cuerpo de Bomberos y Protección Civil, quienes trabajaron en conjunto en el rescate de Castro, una de las víctimas.

Algunos vecinos del lugar ayudaron a quitar la madera del contenedor y facilitar el trabajo de los socorristas, sin embargo, otros que llegaron a observar lo sucedido entorpecieron las labores de los socorristas.