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Firefighters Free Woman Trapped in Bathroom for 20 Days


World  (tags: French woman, Firefighters, rescue )

Anna
- 3036 days ago - edition.cnn.com
An elderly French woman locked in her bathroom for nearly three weeks is probably relieved to be free again.Firefighters in the northern French town of Epinay-sous-Senart on Friday released the 69-year-old woman, who'd been stuck in her windowless .......



   

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Darlene W (63)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 9:59 pm
Glad that she made it out
 

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 12:40 am
so happy she is free
 

gail dair (0)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 1:42 am
noted ty
 

chris b (2474)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 2:05 am
How sad that she was only noticed after neighbours complained about the" DIY" noise coming from her apartment!
 

Dave Kane (308)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 2:11 am
What wonderful neighbors.
 

NICKY MELVILLE (119)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 3:41 am
I find this a horrible reminder of how our present society has gone wrong! People nowadays no longer know their neighbours properly. They live next door and don't even know they have been locked in a bathroom for three weeks!! Where was this ladies' family? How come nobody thought it was strange that they hadn't seen or heard from her for so long? This should be a wake-up call for us to look our for our neighbours.... To check up on elderly people living alone. We should make it our priority to find out people in our neighbourhood, who might need someone to drop in every now and then to make sure that they are okay. We should look out for one another. This world needs more care and love and friendship. we can start with our neighbours and try to look outward to see how we can help others, instead of just thinking of ourselves and our own needs. If you are a city dweller it may be more difficult to know the people around you and some people may shun your efforts to be friendly, but that should not stop us from reaching out to others.



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Carol H (229)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 5:02 am
sadly noted. thanks Anna
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 5:24 am
I agree with you Nicky. Even family members dont communicate anymore. Ccan you imagine isolation for this long period. This must be a terrible story to tell. This reminds me of all the millions of animals/ puppy mills / lab animals / zoos / circusses / mass farm production / Chicken egg industry and much more - THEY CAN NOT TELL THEIR STORY OF MISERY IN THEIR SMALL PRISONS
 

Brittany D (28)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 6:19 am
It's good she is alright.
 

Linda M (1715)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 6:24 am
Makes me cringe, yikes.
 

Deborah Thomas (0)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 8:56 am
Sad that there was noone to check on her. Glad she is safe.
 

. (0)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 11:59 am
Good to hear she survived her ordeal but it is surprising that no family or friends missed her for 20 days, never mind her neighbors. Thank you, Anna.
 

Carol C (97)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 12:08 pm
Poor woman. Glad she's now safe and sound.
 

linda b (186)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 2:35 pm
Shocking, but glad she was rescued and lived to tell the tale. Thank you Anna.
 

Krasimira B (175)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 2:50 pm
Shocking story with happy end. Noted, thank you Anna.
 

Christine Stewart (134)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 5:01 pm
Great neighbors :-( to not notice her missing for 3 weeks.
 

Kaye S (45)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 5:47 pm
When I was a nurse in ICU we had someone that had been stuck on the toilet for 4 days. The toilet seat had broken while she was sitting on it and she was stuck there. She was able to reach the sink so she used the back of her brush to get water to drink. She was in ICU for 2 months before she died!
 

jane richmond (10)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 8:46 pm
Three weeks--Glad she's out!
 

Dana W (9)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 8:48 pm
I'm happy this story had a happy ending.
 

(0)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 9:44 pm
Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7."
 

Joy W (100)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 3:27 am
Glad she has been rescued.
 
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