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Fire service rescue men trapped under soil

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The fire service on Thursday rescued a worker who had been trapped under a mound of soil during maintenance work on water pipelines in Larnaca

According to a statement from the fire service, the call for help was received around 11.36am from workers in the community of Livadia.

Police and the fire service responded with two rescue vehicles and upon the arrival found two workers had become trapped under volumes of soil in a ditch in the road, in the course of their work.

One of them had been freed by his colleagues before the arrival of the services.

The second worker, whose legs were trapped by soil, was freed by members of the fire department using digging equipment.

The two workers were placed on immobilisation boards and handed over to the ambulance staff who transferred them to the A&E department of the Larnaca General Hospital.”

Authorities are investigating the causes of the accident.

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