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Friday, March 22 2019 @ 02:15 AM UTC

Red Cross Vehicle Buried In Mudslide At Quebrada Ancha Found

WeatherForensic medical officers and Red Cross rescue personnel are organizing the removal of the vehicle that was being used by the two rescuers from the Panamanian Red Cross, who went missing since last Sunday. It has not yet been confirmed if their bodies are in the vehicle, according to reports from the Red Cross. Three bulldozers continue to remove the soil around the vehicle, while the work of the other two was suspended after the car was found.

Vehicle Found - The vehicle that was being used by the two rescuers from the Panamanian Red Cross, who were swept away by a mudslide on Sunday, was found this morning, Thursday, November 29. The director of the Panamanian Red Cross, Jorge Fernández, said there was a 99.9% chance that the vehicle they found belongs to the institution. Fernandez said they are working to stabilize the ground in the surrounding area to keep it from falling or endangering more lives. After that, two shovels would be used to remove the vehicle, he said on RPC Radio. In this task, Panamanian rescuers are working together with specialists from Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico.

On Sunday November 25, the two rescuers from the Red Cross Jorge Alemán and Fernando Johnson were were buried by a landslide at the "Curva del Cebo" in Quebrada Ancha, Colon. They went to that place to check on a report that had been submitted by a driver, who said the roadway (Transistmica) was cracking. (Prensa)

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