Man jumps into fire to rescue boy

Man jumps into fire to rescue boy
Published: 2015 December 05 09:57:15 (9767 Views)
A 52-year-old man in South Africa risked his life to rescue a 4-year-old boy from a fire.

When 23-year-ld Florah Morokome realised her shack was on fire, she grabbed her one-year-old baby and ran outside – but that left Tsheyamo Nephagwe alone in the burning shack.

Tsheyamo would have burnt to death if Joseph Abdullah hadn't jumped into the flames and saved his life.

Florah, who is Tsheyamo's sister, said she was sleeping in their shack in Siyahlala, Atteridgeville, Tshwane on Tuesday morning when she felt the heat.

Joseph said he didn't think about the fire. "I only thought about the life I had to save," he said.

As their taps have no water, the residents stood by helplessly while the shack burnt to the ground.



Jack Nephagwe (41), the owner of the shack and father of Tsheyamo, said he left home early for work.

"I was shocked to hear that my shack was burning. I lost all my belongings, including my plasma TV, DVD player, wardrobe, groceries, my school certificate and my children's birth certificates, as well as their Christmas clothes.

I don't know where to start," he said.

But he was grateful that nobody had died in the fire.

"Life comes first and I thank the man who saved my son from the fire. Otherwise we would be telling a very sad story," he said.

Resident Eric Mashabela (43) said they will have a meeting with residents to see how they can help the family.



Source - Dailysun

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