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Man wedged in mountain rocks rescued after 4 days


08 August 2019  

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PHNOM PENH: Sum Bora who became wedged between rocks while collecting bat droppings in the Cambodian jungle was rescued after being trapped for almost four days.

Police said he slipped Sunday while trying to retrieve his flashlight, which had fallen in the small rocky hollow.

Bat droppings – guano – are used as fertilizer and sold for supplementary income by poor farmers, who sometimes try to attract bats to their property.

His worried family began searching for Sum Bora when he didn’t return after three days, Cambodia’s Fresh News reported. His brother found him and alerted authorities to his location in the Chakry mountain jungle in the northwestern province of Battambang.

About 200 rescue workers carefully extricated the trapped man by destroying bits of the rock that had pinned him in an effort that took about 10 hours, Police Maj. Sareth Visen said.

The 28-year-old man was freed at about 6 p.m. Wednesday, looking extremely weak, and was taken to a provincial hospital, the police official said.

(Agencies)

Publish Date : 08 August 2019 12:57 PM

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