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GA English on Sunday: News in Brief from Bonn and the region

GA English on Sunday : News in Brief from Bonn and the region

A forest fire in Remagen, our live reporters getting ready for Pützchens Markt, an elderly couple lost in a car park in Bad Godesberg, and a fire in Endenich prevented from spreading - here is our news in brief on Sunday.

Cause unkown: Site in Oedingen near forest on fire

Near the Remagen district of Oedingen a site by the forest is on fire. The cause of the blaze is unknown. The fire brigades from Remagen and Wachtberg were called-out. The emergency services were able to keep the fire from spreading to other parts of the forest. It took most of the night to extinguish the fire. Original text: GA Bonn


„PüMa Daily“: Live reports from Pützchens Markt

Only a few more days to go before Pützchens Markt kicks off again. Jana Henseler and Michael Wrobel are going to report live for the GA Bonn on a daily basis. They will allow readers a view behind the scenes, they’ll explain which rides are most exciting, and what the atmosphere is like. On September 7, the PüMa reporters will be taking part in the parade too. If you don’t want to miss the regular updates, check out the Facebook and Instagram pages of the General-Anzeiger. Original text: GA Bonn


Bad Godesberg: Elderly couple gets lost in underground car park

A 90-year-old couple got lost in the car park at the Schwertberger Straße in Bad Godesberg. Last weekend, the street food festival meant it was very busy all around - thus the elderly couple tried to avoid the packed streets and decided to park at the Fronhofer Galeria. But when they got a ticket and parked the car they found the stairs closed and the lift not in service.

A younger couple had similar problems at the other end of the car park. The parking lot management refers to the limited services outside of business hours and did not comment on the situation. The Galeria management did explain though that the lifts were not in use so that nobody can enter the shopping center. Only the exit near Healthcity is open 24/7 - but it’s not signposted. And not easily accessible for people with a handicap or the elderly. Original text: Scarlet Schmitz


Fire brigade and neighbours keep fire from spreading in Endenich

Attentive neighbours and a quick response by the fire brigade avoided a more serious turn of events in a fire in Endenich on Friday night. A resident of the house rescued the owner of the burning apartment. The fire brigade was able to extinguish the fire quickly. The apartment owner and another resident of the house were admitted to hospital with suspected smoke inhalation. Original text: Andreas Dyck


Translation: Mareike Graepel