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Relief workers Save Czech Tourists trapped in Qom Desert

Qom, 8 July 2020 (IRCS) - Iranian Red Crescent rescuers rescued eight tourists ‎from the Czech Republic who were trapped in Qom desert.‎

At 22:00 Sunday, July 5, the Relief and Rescue Organisation of the Iranian Red Crescent was informed that eight tourists from Czech had been trapped in a desert area of Iran’s central province of Qom.

These people who had a special off-road vehicle with them, travelled the desert but at noon that day, their car sank in the sand.

“These tourists spent a few hours to pull out the vehicle but didn’t manage,” said Mahdi Valipour, Head of the Relief and Rescue Organisation.“So, through one of their Iranian friends, they contacted the Red Crescent and asked for help.”

Following the report of the incident, Qom provincial Red Crescent branch dispatched relief teams to the scene.

Red Crsecent relief workers started relief operation that night to pull out the vehicle, but due to the size of the car, they were unable to pull it out of the sand.

“Due to the possibility of rescue vehicles such as cranes sink into the sand, hydraulic jacks were used to pull out the vehicle,” said Valipour.

The operation lasted more than 12 hours. After the vehicle was released, tourists continued their journey.