A female sales assistant of a bakery in Nam Van was seriously injured Wednesday night after being hit by a falling bread shelf, trapping her between the shelf and a beverage refrigerator, the Fire Services Bureau (CB) said.
A resident discovered by chance at around 8 pm that the victim, a 26-year-old non-resident worker, was trapped between the shelf that had collapsed and the fridge, and called the emergency service, according to the bureau.
The resident and several other people jointly lifted the bread shelf and rescued the victim.
Firemen and paramedics rushed to the scene in Rua do Comandante Mata e Oliveira where they were unable to detect the victim’s heartbeat, and she was not breathing. She was rushed to the public Conde de São Januário Hospital Centre for emergency treatment.
There was no further information on the victim’s condition before going to press.