9 firefighters dead, 1 rescued after cave collapse in Brazil

Source: Xinhua| 2021-11-01 10:25:15|Editor: huaxia

SAO PAULO, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- Nine Brazilian firefighters died and another was rescued on Sunday after a cave collapsed in the state of Sao Paulo, burying them underground, authorities said.

The accident occurred early Sunday when 26 firefighters were performing a drill inside a cave in the municipality of Altinopolis.

After an almost twelve-hour rescue operation, nine bodies were retrieved and another person was sent to hospital with hypothermia and respiratory distress, the Fire Department reported.

The deceased included two female firefighters. Enditem

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