An old lady locked in her lavatory for six days has been rescued alive by cops.
After not hearing from the unnamed 83-year-old woman for a few days, her niece, unnamed in reports, called cops to raise the alarm.
A team of police officers were immediately sent to her home near Dinan, a town in north-western France’s Brittany region, where the old lady reportedly “lived alone”.
The local police said on social media that they had found the elderly lady trapped in her toilet. They said she had been stuck in there “for six days”, waiting for someone to come and rescue her, with cops saying they found her very weak and seriously dehydrated – but still alive.
It is unclear if the toilet was fitted with a sink and how she managed to survive.
Local media report the room was “cramped”.
Fireman were called because she was in a weakened state and was very dehydrated and needed to be carried out of the building. The octogenarian, unnamed by police, was taken to Dinan hospital by the firefighters.
She is believed to be recovering from her ordeal. The incident took place on 10th September and the police shared the story on social media on 16th September.
The police said their intervention had been “providence.”
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