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When two Australian girls aged just 10 and 12 found themselves trapped in a storm drain last month, they must have been understandably frightened. But does that explain their bizarre decision to update their Facebook status to ask for help rather than call emergency services?

Fireman Glenn Benham didn’t think so, telling ABC News he was baffled why the girls should turn to social networking rather than dial Aussie emergency services number 000.

“If they were able to access Facebook from their mobile phones, they could have called 000,” said Benham. “The point being they could have called us directly and we could have got there quicker than relying on someone being online and replying to them and eventually having to call us via 000 anyway.”


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