2 Troops Die Trying to Save Cpt's Vehicle

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A cadet and soldier from the Bolivian army drowned on November 19 after being dragged by the strong water currents of the Quirpinchaca river, swollen by heavy rains that fell in the southern Bolivian city of Sucre. Video footage of the incident showed the owner of the vehicle, a military chief and other soldiers trying to rescue the vehicle floating in the river. The victims were then dragged away by the currents after unsuccessfully trying to drag the vehicle to a safer location. The bodies of cadet Luis Estter and soldier Alan Alvarez were rescued 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) from the point where they went missing, close to the town of Yotala, with the help of other troops and volunteers.

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  1. Mottlee
    Mottlee Nov 20, 2013

    Now THAT was an UNlawfull order

  2. 27867883
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  3. 27563208
    27563208 Nov 21, 2013

    What did they think that they were going to do.... drive it out of there? They had no safety ropes for themselves, and how did they intend to secure the car?

  4. 31596194
    31596194 Nov 21, 2013

    They gave their lives for a frigging truck? I could see if someone was in it and they were trying to save them but the captain himself was in the water trying to get it. What a waste.

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