Cape Town — A petrol attendant has been hailed as a hero after he rescued passengers from a taxi that caught aflame.
The attendant’s heroics were captured on video and uploaded to social media where one viewer credited him with not only “saving the lives of passengers but the entire petrol station and the surrounding businesses”.
The video — which has accumulated nearly half a million views — shows the taxi igniting into flames that seemed to originate from under the vehicle.
A few passengers manage to escape through a window at the back of the taxi, but the others struggled to escape from the passenger doors until the attendant rushed over to help them, braving the fires.
His efforts did not end there. He speedily ran off and returned with a fire extinguisher to put the fire out and prevent further damage.
Watch his heroics here:
— Peché Africa ?? (@pmcafrica) April 1, 2023
There were reportedly no fatalities and social media users were quick to express admiration for the petrol attendant.
When God says it’s not yet over!???
He sends His ? angels to save you
That petrol attendant needs to be recognised ???????????
— Banele Andy (@banele_andy) April 2, 2023
I am not really sure how I got out but my first thought was to run for my life?? pic.twitter.com/dEsZQIvtC0
— Shadrach Meshach and abednigo (@msojaletsoalo) April 1, 2023
The petrol attemdant,wow!!! The way he performed the SWEEP method withbfire exstinguisher, the bravery to try to save the people. That man deserves mant beautiful things in life.
— Sėgõpî (@iamSegopi) April 1, 2023
Picture: Twitter/ @pmcafrica
Compiled by Junaid Benjamin