Sunday, June 16, 2024

Angered by dust cloud, soccer fans prevent helicopter ambulance from landing

Soccer fans in the municipality of Malinalco in the state of México prevented a medical helicopter from landing in a soccer field on Wednesday, delaying the transport of a newborn baby to hospital.

The helicopter, which had been sent to pick up a baby having trouble breathing, interrupted a soccer game as it sought to land in a field and kicked up a huge cloud of dust. Angry fans threw bottles, sticks and rocks at the Grupo Relámpago aircraft, forcing the pilot to leave.

As a result, the infant was not taken to the hospital until the next day, according to a social media announcement by Grupo Relámpago. The baby’s condition was not made public.

The state Human Rights Commission has launched an investigation.

Source: NTV (sp)

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