A video has gone viral on social media, which showed a taxi passenger running towards a dangerous situation to save a baby.
A horrific accident between Windhoek and the North claimed the lives of five people, leaving only a small child alive.
When a heroic taxi passenger, known only as Tulonga, saw the scene she risked her own life to save the child’s, despite other passenger trying to convince her not to out of fear that a fire might break out.
The entire incident was caught on camera and posted on the Facebook page, Informante. According to the video’s description, Tulonga became a symbol of self-sacrifice without any hesitation when she ran towards a situation, where “an extreme risk of a fiery explosion was a distinct possibility”.
Within only 18-hours, the video gathered over 135 000 views and more than 1500 shares. Facebook users took to the social media platform to share their opinions on the heroic actions of Tulonga.
Mia de Klerk wrote, “Tulonga! Without hesitation you risked your own life to save another. Thank you for your bravery, love and selflessness. God has used you to touch the lives of everyone who watched this video. May your character continue to influence people positively. May God continue to bless you.”
Briefly.co.za learned the baby survived the horrific crash because he was strapped in a special car seat.
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