Firemen help family of 7 pull car out of trench

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 10 June 2018

A family of seven struggling to move their car, which was lodged in a trench near Pashan Circle, got an unexpected help from the Fire Brigade. 

Pune: A family of seven struggling to move their car, which was lodged in a trench near Pashan Circle, got an unexpected help from the Fire Brigade. 

The incident took place on Friday when Dr Nandini Shetty and six members from her family were returning to Pune from Goa. The family faced a scary situation after their SUV got stuck in a trench near the footpath at Pashan Circle. However, a Fire Brigade team headed by officiating Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Prashant Ranpise, that happened to be passing through the area, helped the family pull out the car at around 8.45 pm.

Mahesh Shetty spoke to Sakal Times and said, “There was a traffic jam and our car got jammed in a 12-inch deep trench between the pavement and the road. The Fire Brigade rescue team passing through the area helped us pull the car out.” Shetty added that the family tried to move the car for almost 15 minutes but to no avail.

He added, “I would have had to call a crane. The whole incident took around 30 minutes, as we were trying for 15 minutes and then the Fire Brigade team got the car out in 10 minutes.”

Ranpise said, “Four people helped the family, including me. The people from the car came out but the car was not moving at all. It was an emergency case, so we helped them out, otherwise we have an entirely different department to handle such cases.”
 

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