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Thanks to a rapid intervention and evacuation process, the Army saved the life of a peasant injured by a landmine

Thanks to a rapid intervention and evacuation process, the Army saved the life of a peasant injured by a landmine The military helicopter reached this town under adverse weather conditions
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During 2017, the Seventh Army Division carried out 19 humanitarian missions in the Córdoba, Chocó and Antioquia departments.
Thanks to the rapid attention and evacuation carried out in a helicopter of the Mobility and Maneuver Aviation Battalion no. 7 of the National Army, it was possible to save the life of a peasant who was wounded by an antipersonnel mine in the Antioquia Urabá.

This tragic event occurred when Rubén Alberto Torres Úsuga, 37, was walking in the village of El Toro, rural area of Dabeiba. The man used this way on a daily basis to carry out his agricultural tasks. When passing a gate, he accidentally triggered an explosive device, which threw him two meters away due to the strong detonation.

Neighbors of the sector arrived at the place and took him to the Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro de Dabeiba Hospital, where the troops of the 17th Brigade coordinated the evacuation on an aircraft of the National Army, which is especially medicalized and prepared to attend this kind of situations and emergencies.

The military helicopter arrived in this town under adverse weather conditions, but thanks to the expertise of the pilots, the wounded peasant could be evacuated to a specialized health center of Medellin. There, he was received by physicians who have confirmed that, thanks to the rapid attention and evacuation, the man is stable and out of danger. However, the Hospital reported that Ruben Alberto Torres Úsuga lost his right foot because of the explosion.

Anti-explosive Military Technicians of the Seventh Division of the National Army were sent to the area, in order to conduct an exhaustive revision of the terrain in search of more explosive devices and guarantee the safety of the population that mobilizes around the area.

During 2017, the Aviation of the National Army carried out 19 humanitarian missions, in the Córdoba, Chocó and Antioquia departments, where people injured by anti-personnel mines, traffic accidents, snake bites, field work injuries and other emergencies were attended.