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West Midlands Ambulance Service describe rescue efforts

West Midlands Ambulance Service have issued a statement detailing their efforts to rescue those involved in a house fire in Edgbaston earlier today (5 November)

“Crews tended to three women and a man who are all believed to have jumped from upstairs windows.

“Attempts were made to resuscitate one of the women at the scene and en-route to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham but she was confirmed dead shortly after arriving at hospital.

“A second woman, believed to be in her fifties, had back pain. She was immobilised before being taken to City Hospital.

“A third woman, in her twenties, had a suspected broken leg. A pelvic splint was applied, the leg put in traction and analgesia administered. She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“A man in his thirties had back pain and suspected wrist and ankle fractures. He had also breathed in smoke. He was given oxygen and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


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