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Buried alive: Elderly hoarder in Canley Vale is crushed by her collectibles and trapped for 15 hours

Buried in her own home: Hoarder is crushed by her collectibles and trapped for 15 hours before being pulled out alive in a major rescue operation

  • Woman became trapped in Canley Vale, south-west Sydney at around 10pm 
  • Remained trapped all night with her leg crushed under the weight of items 
  • A neighbour called police at around 9.30am on Monday and officers arrived
  • The woman was pulled from the rubble in stable condition at 12.30pm 

An elderly hoarder has been rescued from her home after she was buried alive by her own collectibles. 

The unnamed woman, believed to be in her late seventies or early eighties, became trapped in Canley Vale, south-west Sydney at around 10pm on Sunday when her items fell on top of her and covered her body and face.

Too frail to free herself, the woman remained trapped all night with her leg crushed under the weight of the items.

Rescued: This image shows the woman being taken to an ambulance by fire crews after she was rescued

The hoard: An elderly hoarder has been rescued from her own home after she was buried alive by her own collectibles (pictured)

The hoard: An elderly hoarder has been rescued from her own home after she was buried alive by her own collectibles (pictured)

Mess: Pictures from the home (above) showed her garden littered with items including a stack of full cardboard boxes

Mess: Pictures from the home (above) showed her garden littered with items including a stack of full cardboard boxes

A neighbour, who was concerned they had not seen her, called police at around 9.30am on Monday.

Officers found the woman alive but needed help from fire crews to free her using hydraulic equipment to remove the items.

Paramedics then checked the woman for injuries before pulling her from the rubble at around 12.30pm – almost 15 hours after she was trapped.

The woman was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.  

Pictures from the home showed her garden littered with items including a stack of full cardboard boxes, an old bench and a plastic barrel packed with metal poles.

A New South Wales Fire and Rescue spokesman said: ‘We received a call from the police at 9.36am and attended the home on Delamare Street.

‘Crews worked to clear the materials and uncovered the woman’s head and torso.

‘They used hydraulic equipment to remove the items before paramedics assessed her for crush injuries and freed her.’ 

The woman was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition. Pictured: The collected items in her home

The woman was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition. Pictured: The collected items in her home

Too frail to free herself, the woman remained trapped all night with her leg crushed under the weight of the items. Pictured: Firemen at the scene

Too frail to free herself, the woman remained trapped all night with her leg crushed under the weight of the items. Pictured: Firemen at the scene

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