car fell into the Medellín river with two occupants

car fell into the Medellín river with two occupants
car fell into the Medellín river with two occupants

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A spectacular accident and rescue occurred this Sunday morning in Medellín after A private car fell into the Medellín River with two occupants on board.

According to the report of the Administrative Department of Disaster Risk Management, Dagrd, The red vehicle, which was traveling on Regional Avenue, fell “accidentally” into the river at the height of Cerro Nutibara.

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The increase in river flow due to rain of the last hours meant that the rescue of the two occupants and the car took a couple of hours. The two people were injured and were treated at the scene. very close to the Industriales metro station.

The mayor of Medellin Federico Gutiérrez thanked, through X, the action of the firefighters who rescued both the occupants and the accident vehicle.

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Similar incident in Ciudad Bolívar

A similar event occurred this Saturday in the municipality of Bolivar CitySouthwest of the department, when A camper-type vehicle assigned to a transportation company went into the waters of the San Juan in the La Chuchita sector, jurisdiction of Salgar.

The incident left several people injured who were transferred to hospitals in nearby municipalities.

Authorities recommend drivers drive with caution. On these rainy days when the roads are wet, the rivers on the banks of the roads increase their flow and the land gives way, generating landslides.

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