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China: Firefighters Work 30 Hours Nonstop Saving Flood Victims

Nearly 70 firefighters worked for more than 30 hours to find 9 missing victims

By Emilia Jiang, Daily Mail

A firefighter in China has been left with extremely pale and wrinkly feet after tirelessly searching for survivors in a landslide.

A striking picture released by the provincial fire brigade shows the rescuer’s swollen feet shrivelling up like old prunes after being soaked in wet mud while he worked non-stop for over 30 hours.

The unnamed fireman was called to rescue after a landslip caused by heavy rain buried nine people in Hubei province on Wednesday, the authorities said.

The landslide occurred in the early hours of July 8 in Hubei’s Huangmei county after being hit by severe flooding.

A total of 69 firefighters were called to search for the nine residents buried under the debris of the landslip.

After over 30 hours of rescue, all nine citizens were found. Eight of them had died while one elderly woman survived the accident and is said to be in stable condition, according to Hubei Fire and Rescue.

A picture uploaded by the fire brigade yesterday shows a rescuer’s feet looking extremely swollen and wrinkly after working tirelessly for over 30 hours.

Thousands of web users have been touched by the incredible image after it was shared on Chinese social media.

Image: Daily Mail

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