Brave local hero rescues an elderly couple from blazing fire

Brave local hero rescues an elderly couple from blazing fire

Tragedy struck when Samson and his wife Sarah's shack set on fire and burned to the ground when they were asleep. Thanks to their tenant's bravery the elderly couple survived an event that could have easily cost them their lives.

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On Saturday night 70-year-old Samson Nkosi and his 77-year-old wife Sarah Manganyi were slumbering peacefully when their shack set on fire in Moloto Village in Mpumalanga.

Abednigo Hlungwani came to their rescue when he knocked on their door and then kicked the door down to get them to safety.

The Daily Sun reports Samson said when he heard the knock he woke up to smoke in the bedroom.

Abednigo screamed and knocked but the sleeping elders heard nothing. He then kicked the door in and rushed into the burning shack and quickly dragged the elderly couple outside before they could get injured.

The men tried to put out the fire but they weren't very successful. The fire brigade was called but they were too little too late.

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Sadly, Samson and Sarah's home and all their belongings went up in flames. All the elderly survivors have left are the clothes on their backs. It is not clear at this point what started the fire.

Brave local hero rescues an elderly couple from blazing fire

Samson and Sarah are happy to be alive but devastated about their loss (Image Source: Bongani Mthimunye, Daily Sun)

Sarah is grateful that Abednigo could come to their rescue. The elders now need to rebuild their lives. Sarah asked for help from anyone who could afford to reach out.

We ask kind people to help us start our lives over. We have nothing left. learned that Councillor Lovers Mahlangu called municipal officials to find the elderly couple help in rebuilding their lives.

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