Nanny dubbed a hero after saving boss' child during Beirut explosion

Nanny dubbed a hero after saving boss' child during Beirut explosion

- A video shows how a nanny showed great human character as she saved her boss' daughter's life in the nick of time

- As a massive explosion hit Beirut in Lebanon, causing great pandemonium miles wide, the woman protected the girl from shattered windows

- The incident happened as she was going about her cleaning duties in the house and the said child had been sitting very close to a window

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An unnamed nanny has been tagged a hero online after the noble act she carried out during the Beirut explosion in Lebanon.

In a viral video online, a caretaker could be seen cleaning a rug with a vacuum cleaner. While she was at work, she initially noticed a slight vibration which she really did not give much attention to.

However, seconds after, another rumbling shattered the windows and turned the whole house upside down. Without thinking much, the woman grabbed her boss’ daughter off the floor in a quick move to save her from the disaster.

Nothing could quite describe her instant action. Hers could be likened to an adrenaline-fuelled reaction that dictates either the fight or flight response in such a situation.

The woman's response shows just how great the human capacity to show love and protect their kind from danger is. Her act was a very inspiring one.

Watch the video below:

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Snapshots that were taken from the video which show the woman in action. Photo source: HGSmediaplus

Snapshots that were taken from the video which show the woman in action. Photo source: HGSmediaplus
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that a massive blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, killed at least 27 people and injured more than 2 500 others, authorities in the Middle East country announced.

At the time the report was published, it was not yet clear what caused the explosion in the port region. Photos and videos posted online, however, showed a column of smoke followed by a massive mushroom cloud.

Some reports say the explosion was caused by highly explosive sodium nitrate confiscated from a ship more than a year ago and placed in one of the warehouses located in the port.

Reporters in the city say hospitals are overwhelmed and many buildings have been destroyed. Authorities in the country revealed the blast happened in an area housing highly explosive materials.

Security chief Abbas Ibrahim said:

"It appears that there is a warehouse containing material that was confiscated years ago and it appears that it was highly explosive material."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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