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13-year-old rescued after dozen hours in LA sewer

LOS ANGELES: A 13-year-old boy has been rescued after spending 12 hours trapped in a maze of sewer tunnels in Los Angeles.  "I was just praying to God to help me and to not die," Jesse Hernandez told NBC News. "You could just hear the water running through. You couldn't see anything." Jesse was on an Easter Sunday outing with his family at Griffith Park, one of the largest urban parks in the United States, when he and his cousins went to explore an abandoned building, the Los Angeles Times reported. The boys were…

Monster ‘fatberg’ found in east London sewer

LONDON: Biggest “ fatberg ” ever seen in Britain - a ball of fat as long as three football pitches - has been found blocking a Victorian-era, east London sewer. “It’s a total monster and taking a lot of manpower and machinery to remove,” said Thames Water’s head of waste networks, Matt Rimmer. “It’s one of the largest we’ve ever seen.” The rock-solid mass of wet wipes, nappies, fat and oil weighs as much as 10 double-decker buses. Work in Whitechapel to remove the blockage started this week and involves an…

WATCH: Man throws cigarette into sewer, instantly regrets it

A man has miraculously escaped death after throwing a cigarette butt down a sewer hole causing an enormous explosion that sent him flying backwards. The astonishing moment the man accidentally caused the underground sewer to blow up was captured by a CCTV camera. The moment probably occurred in Tehran, and shows the man throwing the cigarette butt down a hole, before a massive blast rocks the street seconds later. The footage shows a well-dressed man standing over the small round hole on the pavement, taking a…