Little Girl Rescued From The Rubble Of A Collapsed House Following Explosion
This is the dramatic moment emergency workers rescue a little girl from the rubble of a house in Russia that collapsed following an explosion.
The incident was reported in the village of Torbeevo in the city of Lyubertsy in the Russian Federal subject of Moscow Oblast (region) on 30th November,
According to the Investigative Committee of Russia for the region, the blast occurred in the two-storey house causing the partial collapse of the walls of one of the rooms.
They said that locals described hearing a huge bang – after which walls of the privately-owned property had then collapsed.
The footage shows a rescuer sorting through the debris, moving away pieces of rubble until the little girl emerges.
The girl’s tiny hand can be seen emerging from the rubble and grabbing onto the sleeve of the rescuing firemen as he reaches into the hole and pulls the blonde-haired child out and into his arms.
Another firemen reaches over and stroked her hair comfortingly as she hugs her rescuer silently without crying – and seemingly in shock.
The fireman that rescued her cradles her protectively in his arms until another firemen brings a stretcher for her so she can be carried out to the waiting ambulance.
Two adults and a second child were able to get out of the house on their own.
The two children, born in 2010 and 2013, were admitted to a local hospital, where they received medical assistance and are in a stable condition.
According to preliminary data, the reason for the explosion was the diesel boiler that heated the room.
According to experts, it is not advisable to keep diesel fuel longer than six months at a time as it degrades in quality and becomes unsafe.
An investigative and forensic group were immediately dispatched to the scene and following the inspection of the Investigation Department for the city, a procedural decision will be made on any action against anybody over the blast.