San Juan bonfires keep Alicante Red Cross busy

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RED CROSS volunteers on duty in Alicante for the San Juan bonfire celebrations had a busy Saturday night on June 20, answering 62 calls for assistance and making 12 hospital transfers.
A Red Cross spokesperson confirmed that 50 cases were treated in Cruz Roja tents in the area near Postiguet Beach including minor skin ailments and injuries, three burn victims, bites, heart incidents and 26 assaults related to excess alcohol intoxication. The hospital transfers went to the Alicante Hospital Vistahermosa Clinic in cases where stitches were required.
The Red Cross team comprised of 14 volunteers as well as aid workers, ambulance drivers and nurses and the deployment of two ambulances.

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