- While preparing for patrols in co-operation with the SAPS, SANDF troops spotted a burning car
- A mother and her five-month-old baby were stuck inside the vehicle
- The troops managed to pull the mom and infant out of the burning car, saving their lives
South African National Defence Force (SANDF) troops saved the lives of a mother and her five-month-old baby.
The mom and infant were trapped inside a burning car, Briefly.co.za learned. According to TimesLIVE, the troops spotted a burning vehicle approaching.
It has been revealed the 38-year-old father walked away with only minor injuries after he managed to jump out of the moving car.
However, the troops, who were getting ready for a co-operation with the SAPS, spotted the burning car approaching and rushed to help after it crashed into a tree.
Capt Jaco Theunissen said:
"Lt Ivan Martin, platoon commander, instructed the soldiers to open the doors of the vehicle and evacuate a family of three, including a five-month-old baby, who sustained burn injuries."
Taking to Twitter, the SANDF honoured the troops who saved the family's lives. The post revealed the family had been taken to the Sebokeng Hospital via a SANDF ambulance to receive medical care.
Take a look at the post below:
Twitter users applauded the SANDF troops for going above and beyond the call of duty to save the family.
Social media user, @SIPHESIHLERich1, commented:
"We like to see this not you killing the people you suppose to protect."
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