POSITRACTION: Man goes into a septic tank to save two boys



Firefighter squeezes into a septic tank through a tiny opening that’s only 8in wide to save two children trapped 30ft underground

  • A little boy and a toddler got stuck in a 33ft deep septic tank in Ningxia, China
  • The septic tank, part of a pit toilet, was covered by concrete with a narrow gap
  • One firefighter had to pass through the gap and abseil down to save the boys 
  • The younger boy was knocked out by the gases but was not seriously hurt

PUBLISHED: 06:25 EDT, 19 June 2018 | UPDATED: 08:26 EDT, 19 June 2018

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Two Chinese boy were stuck in a septic tank in China after one fell into the tank and the other was sent by villagers to save him. 

The pair, aged one and eight, were trapped more than 30 feet underground and the opening of the septic tank was only 20 centimetres (7.8inch) wide.

Fire brigade had to send one of its skinniest firefighters through the tiny gap without any protective gear to free the children.  

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Give the guy a lot of credit.  That was a disgusting task to volunteer for.  Hope he’s well celebrated.  Not everyone would do it.

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