A group of four technicians were conducting routine maintenance on one of several wind turbines at Ooltgensplaat in the Netherlands. While in a gondola next to the turbine, a fire suddenly broke out, quickly making the only escape completely inaccessible.
Two of the technicians became stuck at the top of the turbine, which soon became totally engulfed in flames. One victim chose to jump down, and his body was found in an adjacent field shortly afterwards. The other was found inside the charred husk of the turbine by a fire-fighter team that went up the tube once the flames died down.
The photo above shows the two technicians embracing, only moments before one of them jumped down.
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