Recovery Operation from Septic Tank

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Comandos de Salvamento together with the National Firefighters recovered two people that had fallen and expired in a septic tank located in the small village of Las Arenas del Cantón Obraje Nuevo in San Pablo Tacachico dept. of La Libertad. It is reported that 24yo Xiomara Guzmán was sweeping around the tank when she fell in due to it not being sealed correctly. 52 yo Manuel Castro tried to rescue her, but ended up also getting trapped. The cadavers were turned over to forensic specialists from Medicina Legal for identification and cause of death. CDS wants to remind those the world over the danger of old septic tanks or those that are abandoned. The incident is not isolated to El Salvador. Fotos: Carlos Fuentes/CDS.  The following video educates those in the U.S. about this important safety theme.

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