Paramedics Rescued Colleague from Spanish Air Crash


 
 

| Monday, August 25, 2008


MADRID- - A paramedic told AFP Saturday how she was rescued by her shocked co-workers after she stumbled from the smoldering wreckage of the crashed Spanish airliner in Madrid.

"Some colleagues who I knew arrived. I called out to them but they did not recognize me because my face was blackened from the smoke," Ligia Palomino told AFP. "When they realized who I was they became emotional."

Palomino, who herself helped treat victims of the March 2004 Madrid train bombings that killed 191 and injured nearly 2,000 others, said she could hear other crash survivors calling out for help. But this time she could do nothing.

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