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  • Tourist attacked by crocodile is fighting for her life in Mexico after being bitten in a lagoon.
  • Georgia, Melissa Laurie’s twin sister, fought fearlessly against the creature and was able to save her, although the victim is in a coma.
  • The incident occurred in the popular tourist center of Puerto Escondido.

Tourist attacked by crocodile: The vacation trip ended in tragedy. A 28-year-old British woman is fighting for her life in Mexico after being attacked by a crocodile, against which her twin sister fought fearlessly. Melissa Laurie, a zoo keeper, was swimming in a lagoon 10 miles from the popular Puerto Escondido resort as part of a tour with her sister, Georgia, when the predator attacked her and dragged her underwater, the Daily Mail reported.

Georgia immediately sprang into action, diving underwater to frantically search for her sister, before finding her floating face down on the surface a few minutes later, according to the outlet. As she grabbed her sister and swam toward a boat, the beast returned and attacked both women, but Georgia bravely defended herself with a well-placed punch.

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Tourist attacked by crocodile: serious bite injuries

Her mother, Sue Laurie, told the Daily Mail that the women suffered serious bite injuries and that Melissa, who was put into an induced coma, nearly drowned. “He has water in his lungs and he has been coughing up blood. So we don’t know if he has a punctured lung or not, “he said.

Her father, Sean Laurie, 63, said his daughters were participating in an evening swim tour through the bioluminescent waters when Georgia heard Melissa scream. “He called for her but she didn’t answer. He could hear other members of the tour group but heard nothing from his sister. So he sank looking for her. She was very brave, ”he said.

Tourist attacked by crocodile: a unique lagoon

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“It was only because she is a diver and has a life-saving experience that could save her,” he added. The Manialtepec Lagoon, which is rich in biodiversity, is created by salt water from the Pacific Ocean and fresh water from the Manialtepec River, according to the report. Visitors take night tours to observe the unique glowing bioluminescent waters, and are warned that crocodiles up to 10 feet live in the lagoon.

“The girls specifically asked if it was safe to go swimming and the guide said yes,” their father told the Daily Mail. The twins left the UK in March and planned to return in November after backpacking around the world. “We are supporting the family of two British women who are hospitalized in Mexico and we are in contact with the local authorities,” a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the media.

Bus rollover leaves 7 dead and dozens injured in Mexico (PHOTOS)

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Bus overturns mourning Mexico, seven deaths reported people and various wounded on the Rosarito highway, Baja California Norte, adjacent to the United States, according to information published by the Reforma news agency and Infobae.

Seven people died, and another 20 were injured, due to the overturning of a truck of more than 50 employees maquiladora, according to preliminary information from the City of Playas de Rosarito this morning.

SPECTACULAR

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The spectacular accident occurred on Boulevard 2000, at the height of the Popotla town, the Playas de Rosarito Fire Department requested support from its counterpart in Tijuana to be able to assist the people who were injured.

Tijuana firefighters sent 18 smoke eaters and two rescue units, two firefighters and an ambulance to support the rescue efforts of the more than 50 passengers who were on board and who were trapped after the heavy accident.

MEDICAL CARE

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At 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, firefighters from Tijuana and Rosarito, as well as paramedics from the Red Cross, continue to work at the site to transport the people who were injured during this accident to the hospital.

It was until a few hours in the morning that the rescuers continued working, so far there are 6 people in serious condition and 23 who are recovering, but they were transferred to nearby hospitals to receive medical attention. Filed Under: Bus rollover

Bus rollover: APPARATUS

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The report that we have has been obtained through social networks in which some citizens published photos and videos of the accident, as well as the balance of the tragic accident, in addition to the confirmation made by some media.

The accident occurred at the junction Bulevar 2000 and Popotla, in the aforementioned area and according to some reports from authorities, at least 50 people were traveling on the bus, of which more than half were hospitalized.

THE REPORT

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The prevention report after the accident was made through social networks, by the National Guard, in a textual way they wrote: “#TomePrecauciones in #BajaCalifornia after partial closure by accident at km 034 + 000 road (2650) Tijuana- Ensenada, Rosarito-San Miguel section, towards Ensenada. Pay attention to the Road indication ”.

Some drivers saw the accident and stopped to help the injured, while they called the authorities through the 911 emergency line, and in a matter of minutes different rescue and medical attention bodies arrived. Filed Under: Bus rollover

Bus rollover: RUNS OUT OF BRAKES

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Some witnesses reported to the authorities that they saw that for several meters before overturning, the bus was blowing smoke from the tires, which suggests that the driver of the unit was left without brakes and that is why he left the road.

After losing control of the vehicle, the unit overturned to the driver’s side and hit a large stone that was on the road, so the impact was stronger and caused the results already described above. Filed Under: Bus rollover

Bus rollover: THEY WERE EMPLOYEES

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According to information from the media The Impartial, the maquila employees were returning from a day of recreation in Tecate, Baja California, when suddenly the tragic road accident occurred in which seven people lost their lives.

However, this media indicates that they are nightclub workers, while other media outlets handle them as maquila employees. They announced that the company that owns the truck is called the Tourist Travel Coordinator.

SUPPORT FROM TIJUANA

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The assistance of Tijuana Firefighters personnel was required, as well as the National Guard and elements of public security and Civil Protection, who cordoned off the area in order to carry out the rescue maneuvers.

Firefighters assured the following: “A total of 18 smoke-eaters were dealt with and two rescue units, two firefighters and an ambulance were sent to support the rescue work of the more than 50 passengers on board.” Filed Under: Bus rollover

ROAD CLOSED

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Due to the fact that dozens of rescue elements and units came to the scene, the free Rosarito-Ensenada highway had to be closed, since the maneuvering area was insufficient, so traffic was affected for a few hours.

According to the TV Azteca portal, the authorities asked the drivers to take alternate roads. In addition to the Tijuana firefighters, Red Cross paramedics came aboard several ambulances to transport the injured. Filed Under: Bus rollover

“FIGURE MAY CHANGE”

 

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For its part, the Uno Tv news portal interviewed one of the security officials who responded to the call for help and spoke about the number of people killed and injured, however, their identity was not immediately revealed. .

Francisco Arellano Ortiz, Secretary of Safety for Playas de Rosarito, said: “The number may vary, it may vary now, because the truck needs to be moved, I do not have the real number, but we are talking about it, we have seven deaths now, but this figure change”. Filed Under: Bus rollover

PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT

Upon learning of the bus overturn in Rosarito, the municipal president of Playas, Araceli Brown, said: “They are giving psychological support to the families, there is a group of DIF psychologists, to give them immediate and immediate support. people who went to Tijuana are also well cared for ”, according to Uno Tv.

Some citizens who live near the place complained about the road because they say that drivers go down a slope and there are no signs that indicate that they should slow down and avoid passing by.

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