Four Lebanese elderly people trapped inside their car, blocked by a violent storm, were rescued by two Italian soldiers from Unifil, the United Nations Interposition Force deployed in the south of the country.
I peacekeepers they were headed to Naqoura, Unifil headquarters, when they noticed the car that was in the middle of the road completely flooded by over a meter of water. Thanks to the providential intervention of the military, the four were extracted from the cockpit, loaded on board the United Nations off-road vehicle and transported to a safe place, where they awaited the arrival of a Lebanese civil protection patrol to which they were then entrusted. .
Appreciation for the professionalism and courage highlighted in the circumstance by the Italian Blue Helmets - effective in Italy at the 3rd Bersaglieri regiment of the "Sassari" brigade - was expressed by the commander of the Italian contingent, Brigadier General Andrea Di Stasio, and by the head of mission and Commander of Unifil, Major General Stefano Del Col.