November 30, 2017

Dramatic moment digger driver saves trucker's life on flooded Indonesian road

In the video a nearby digger driver can be seen leaping into action, swimming towards the submerged cab of the vehicle
This is the dramatic moment a quick-thinking man managed to save a truck driver when his lorry sank into a flooded Indonesian road. 



The rescuer dived into the gushing waters which had covered a main road running through the city of Yogyakrta in Java, Indonesia on Tuesday.   

Footage shows the moment the lorry driver, heavy with cargo, attempts to drive along the road which became submerged in water as the banks of the nearby Progo River swelled.

The rescuer dived into the gushing waters which had covered a main road running through the city of Yogyakrta in Java, Indonesia on Tuesday
But quickly it becomes engulfed in the rising water and flips onto its side before the motorist became trapped.

In the video a nearby digger driver can be seen leaping into action, swimming towards the submerged cab of the vehicle.


He disappears momentarily before he reappears clutching the driver as others swim forward to help pull the man to safety.  

The incident took place in Progo River, Banaran Village, District of Galur.



The dramatic moment of the rescue was captured by an onlooker on their camera phone and posted to YouTube. 

One clip shows the moment the lorry flips while the second documents the incredible recovery. 

So far at least 11 people have died in severe floods and landslides in the east of Indonesia's main island of Java.


A landslide killed nine people at Pacitan in East Java province and two people died in floods triggered by heavy rain in the same area.

Thousands of homes were flooded and 4,000 people forced to evacuate them, said a spokesman for the national disaster mitigation agency.


The extreme weather will continue to hit the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali, the spokesman added, warning people to be prepared for floods, landslides and tornados.

The agency said it urgently needs blankets, clothes and inflatable boats for affected areas.
Indonesia is often hit by landslides and floods.




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