Chinese peacekeepers to South Sudan (Wau) carry out emergency rescue mission

China Military Online
Li Jiayao
2024-05-14 19:48:57

By Wang Junjie and Li Xinbao

Chinese peacekeepers hoist the overturned vehicle onto a transport truck.

BEIJING, May 14 -- The 14th Chinese Peacekeeping Horizontal Engineering Company to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) recently hoisted and transferred an accidentally overturned United Nations vehicle in an emergency rescue mission, successfully helping the convoy of the UNMISS avoid being stranded in the wilderness overnight.

On the afternoon of that day, while the convoy of UNMISS equipment transportation was on the move, one of the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicles accidentally fell off the towing platform and overturned in the middle of the road. The Chinese peacekeeping engineering contingent responded promptly upon receiving the emergency rescue order, and maneuvered tens of kilometers to the scene of the accident in just over two hours under the escort of Bangladeshi peacekeeping infantry.

During the rescue process, the Chinese peacekeepers quickly assessed the situation on the scene, carefully operated the crane, restored the overturned vehicle, and hoisted the fallen vehicle onto the towing platform, successfully completing the rescue mission before nightfall.

The Chinese peacekeeping engineering contingent received high praise from the UNMISS Sector West for quick, professional, and efficient response, demonstrating the combat readiness and professional capabilities of the Chinese peacekeeping forces.

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