A major fire broke out at a building in the narrow lanes of Abul Fazl Enclave, on the banks of the Yamuna, in which two children — Aisha (6) and Zaid (5) were charred to death.
Though the residents of the building are grief-stricken over the death of two innocent kids, they will, however, always remember for the rest of their lives — that of the bravery of a group of men that saved eight lives.
As reported by Hindustan Times, 26-year-old Syed Irfan, who was in the opposite building, spotted women at the back of the burning building rushing to the upper floors, away from the fire. Recalling the horrible situation Irfan says that the two buildings were about six to seven feet apart. Irfan and others of his building also rushed to the terrace of their building. They laid an iron ladder across the two terraces.
Irfan told that a local kebab seller named Naseer crossed over to the house from their side. Naseer made five trips and carried five children to safety on his back. He then tied a rope to the waist of three women and led them to safety.
HT quoted 22-year-old Naseer as saying, “I do not know what urged me to do something like that.” “It was a life and death situation. We had to take a chance. There were people shouting and crying 100 feet below but somehow we managed to cross the two building without falling. I prayed to god that I don’t fall to death while trying to save them,” he added.