May 21, 2020
Two friends rescued a man trapped on his balcony after a fire broke out in an apartment building in north-central France.
Dombaev Dzhambulat and Ouloubaev Aslan
The heroes, Dombaev Dzhambulat and Ouloubaev Aslan, did not hesitate to scale the building without any safety equipment.
“He said to me, ‘I’m scared, I’m scared, I can’t walk’, Dzhambulat recalled.
Working together, Dzhambulat and Aslan carried the elderly man from his smoke-filled balcony to an adjacent balcony.
Afterwards, Aslan was asked by reporters if he was afraid.
“I saw an old person in trouble and I did not hesitate to climb,” Aslan told 20 Minutes. “I did not have time to be afraid, I had to go.”
Firefighters arrived soon after to put out the fire.
Watch the rescue below.