Near dis­as­ter averted

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - NEWS - By Irena Bodnarec

ONLY last week it was re­ported that a man was killed by a win­dow fall­ing from a lux­ury block of flats in cen­tral Lon­don – a sit­u­a­tion that very nearly oc­curred in the heart of Benidorm on Satur­day night had it not been for the quick ac­tions of a Protec­ción Civil of­fi­cer.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic were alerted by the shouts of a women on the third floor of an apart­ment block on Avenida Mar­tinez Ale­jos, at the junc­tion of Calle Gambo where the Moors and Chris­tians pa­rade was about to take place. It ap­pears she was try­ing to open it to watch the pa­rade but the hinges broke, leav­ing it hang­ing on by a sin­gle win­dow stay, leav­ing her hold­ing onto the frame.

The Protec­ción Civil, who were on duty for the pa­rade quickly evac­u­ated the area un­der­neath and called the fire brigade. How­ever, as many roads were closed to traf­fic to make way for the pa­rade, one of the of­fi­cers, José ran up and tore the win­dow frame from the re­main­ing stay and guided it in­side – so avert­ing a crash. Job well done.

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