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Ground Collapse Leads to a Fatality - UPDATE


Several Joaquin City workers were repairing an underground sewer line when the sides of the hole they were working in collapsed, yesterday evening.  The man who died was a bystander, who's brother was one of the ones trapped. He was trying to help the other two when a second collapse occurred. One of the city workers was freed after about 30 minutes of work by members of the Joaquin Fire Department. He was not injured. Desoto Fire District #1 responded with their special rescue team and rescued the second worker, who was then airlifted to University Health in Shreveport.


They then recovered the body of the bystander, who was taken to Community Funeral Home in Center.  According to the Funeral Home the man's name is Patrick Park 52 of Joaquin.  The incident is still under investigation. The Joaquin Fire Department would like to ask the community to pray for the family of the victims.



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