Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment the Egyptian authorities use a clothesline to transfer boxes of money to safety after a flash flood submerged the security van.
The money rescue took place in the city of Alexandria in the northern Egyptian governorate of the same name, and the footage was widely shared on social media on 23rd November.
The video shows firefighters and security guards working together to transfer boxes of money to dry land after the security van was partially submerged in a flash flood.
The incident took place after heavy rains battered the port city and other regions in the country.
According to local reports, the team used a washing line to ferry the money to safety, adding that the van was carrying around EGP 5 million (GBP 237,877).
The boxes were successfully retrieved from the sinking armoured vehicle and no further incident was reported.
According to Gulf News, the security guards and firefighters were divided into two teams, with one team positioned on the van roof to tie the boxes to the clothesline while the other was standing on the nearby bank to receive them and untie the line from the handles, ready for the next load.