Friday 12 August 2022 02:55 PM Bungling 'robber' has to be rescued after he was buried underground in a ... trends now

Friday 12 August 2022 02:55 PM Bungling 'robber' has to be rescued after he was buried underground in a ... trends now
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Friday 12 August 2022 02:55 PM Bungling 'robber' has to be rescued after he was buried underground in a ... trends now

Bungling 'robber' has to be rescued after he was buried underground in a collapsed tunnel while his gang was trying to burrow 20t into a bank in Rome Rescue operation took eight hours after tunnel collapsed near Vatican Man was given liquid food and oxygen cylinder to help him breathe  Was taken out of tunnel alive on stretcher with critical injuries to hospital   Believed that the man and his four accomplices wanted to get to bank vault

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A bungling Italian robber had to be rescued after he was buried underground in a collapsed tunnel near the Vatican while his gang was trying to burrow 20ft into a bank.

The man was freed after eight hours, with firefighters digging him out from under Via Innocenzo XI in Rome after the asphalt gave way. 

It is believed that the man and his four accomplices were preparing to rob a bank vault nearby and dug the tunnel, which began near an empty shop, to reach it. 

According to Italian media, one of his four alleged accomplices, who managed to escape the collapsed tunnel, alerted emergency services-and firefighters then heard a voice from under the rubble.

Rescuers dug a parallel hole to free the man during the long recovery operation while he cried out, 'Help, I beg you to get me out'.

He was given liquid food and an oxygen cylinder to help him breathe, eventually pulled out alive, while a large crowd cheered.

The man was then taken to hospital, where he remains,

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