TPP Chimney Protester Rescued in Sofia

Society | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 18:20| Views: | Comments: 0
TPP Chimney Protester Rescued in Sofia: TPP Chimney Protester Rescued in Sofia Photo by BGNES

A rescue team was able to convince the young man, protesting against the Socialist-endorsed government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski from the top of a tall chimney of a Thermal Power Plant in Sofia, to come down.

In the course of over an hour and a half three rescuers climbed slowly and with great precaution the 145-meter-tall chimney. It has four platforms and the man was on the highest one, right underneath the chimney's top.

The call to the police has been placed around 1 pm Sunday. The authorities have established the identity of the man as Igor Shabov, one of the finalists in the reality show "The Voice of Bulgaria."

The first rescuer to reach Shabov was able to convince him to come down after a short conversation.

The steps are said to be very dangerous and moving on them is very slow. The young man was secured by several ropes and is safe on the ground now.

An ambulance is at the scene and the perimeter is sealed.

Meanwhile, the police are investigating likely breaches of security at the Zemlyane TPP, which is guarded by a private security firm, in order to find out how was it possible for Shabov to access the chimney.

Sunday is the 31st day of protests in Bulgaria demanding the government's resignation.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Society » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Igor Shabov, reality show, The Voice of Bulgaria, Kiril Marechkov, thermal power plant, TPP, Delyan Peevski, DANS, State Agency for National Security, Bulgarian Socialist Party, Plamen Oresharski, Bulgarian government, protests, parliament, rally, anti-government
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria