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Pakistani man dies in a car trapped in Glenorie

A man died in a flood in New South Wales in northwestern Sydney. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Gaye Gerard

The Pakistani people killed in the Sydney floods called the paramedics and desperately tried to get them out of the car, but he couldn’t get out.

Twenty-five-year-old Ayaz Younus was his first day as a contractor when his Toyota Camby was involved in a flood in Glenorie in the northern suburbs of Sydney.

Farhat Jaffri of the Pakistani Association of Australia said he had spoken to the man’s father.

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Younus of Malir Cantt Karachi was studying software engineering and had two older brothers and one younger sister, Jaffri said.

“The family demanded that the body be sent back to Karachi,” Jaffli said.

“I asked the Consulate General to handle this issue and provided assistance from the Pakistan Association of Australia.”

25-year-old Ayaz Younus died in a flood in Sydney on Wednesday.Photo: Pakistan Association of Australia
25-year-old Ayaz Younus died in a flood in Sydney on Wednesday.Photo: Pakistan Association of Australia

“I can only imagine someone fighting for their lives to get out of the car. That’s what the damage inside the car looked like,” he explained to the detective on Wednesday when he explained the horrifying scene. Said Chris Laird.

According to police, the man called the paramedics shortly before 6:30 am after being caught up in the floods of Glenorie’s Cathai Ridge Road.

He was able to stay on Triple-0 on the phone for nearly 40 minutes until the connection was lost.

His car was found inside after 1 pm.

Road signs are flooding on Cathai Ridge Road near Hidden Valley Lane in Glenorie, New South Wales. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Bianca De Marchi
Road signs are flooding on Cathai Ridge Road near Hidden Valley Lane in Glenorie, New South Wales. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Bianca De Marchi

Inspector Laird said a 25-year-old man was on the first day of a new contract.

“I can speculate that he didn’t know the area like the locals … given the fact that the gates on the other side of the road were completely submerged, he drove water when he drove. You may not have seen it, “he told reporters.

“Sadly, when you think about it later, you can say that you will never drive a car on a swollen road. That will be part of our inquiry.”

Water submerges the road at Cattai Ridge Road. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Bianca De Marchi
Water submerges the road at Cattai Ridge Road. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Bianca De Marchi

Inspector Laird described the death of a man as an “absolute tragedy” and said it was a miracle that no one was killed in the devastating floods of Sydney.

“Given what I saw and the damage to the vehicle, I can again speculate that it is very likely that the electricity was completely out of order and he simply couldn’t get out of the car. This is absolute. Tragedy, “he says. Said.

“Also, the fact that he had been on the phone for a long time was even more tragic, and our inquiry about what actually happened in the car and why this tragic accident happened. Will form part of. “

Inspector Laird said there were no broken windows and the man “clearly couldn’t get out.”

Warning sign when floods submerge the roads on Cattai Ridge Road. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Bianca De Marchi
Warning sign when floods submerge the roads on Cattai Ridge Road. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Bianca De Marchi

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

Prime Minister Gladys Berejikrian told Congress that no one was killed in the floods just hours after telling reporters that it was a “mere miracle.”

“Unfortunately, I received the news that there were deaths northwest of the Sydney floods,” she said during a question time Wednesday afternoon.

“Because it is in the early stages, we will allow paramedics to comment at the right time to ensure that arrangements are made with close relatives.”

Wednesday's death marks the first death toll in a devastating flood that expelled 24,000 people from their homes. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Gaye Gerard
Wednesday’s death marks the first death toll in a devastating flood that expelled 24,000 people from their homes. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Gaye Gerard

Interior Minister Peter Dutton also tackled the tragedy in Congress.

“This highlights the Prime Minister of New South Wales, a message recently issued by the Prime Minister. That is, do not enter into these floods.”

Scott Morrison, on behalf of Congress, expressed his deepest condolences to the male family.

“When the floods recede and purification begins … their homes will darken and their loss will not recede, so their sorrow will grow,” Morrison said.

“I just pray for their family.”

He also paid tribute to the NSW police officers who responded to the case.

New South Wales Police responded to reports of a man drowning in a flood in Glenorie, New South Wales. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Bianca De Marchi
New South Wales Police responded to reports of a man drowning in a flood in Glenorie, New South Wales. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Bianca De Marchi

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has joined the prime minister and expressed regret for “this tragic loss of life.”

“The family has lost a loved one. That person has not been identified, but his friends and his community will soon feel this loss,” said Albanese.

He repeatedly “mixed” water and cars, reminding Australians that it was better to delay than risk during a major weather event hitting the East Coast.

Albanese said the lives lost in the last few days were no longer an Australian credit.

SES has completed about 1000 flood rescues and about 24,000 residents have been evacuated from their homes.

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