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Crane operator saves more than 50 from fire

May 16, 2022  By

One crane operator proved a saviour for more than 50 people by rescuing them while the building they were trapped in was engulfed in razing fire.

Dayanand Tiwari was driving the crane along with the owner of the vehicle when he approached the four-storey building on May 13, as firefighters were still on their way.

The fire in New Delhi, India claimed 27 lives. A number of people are reported to be missing.

“I was coming from Mundka Udyog Nagar when I saw the fire in the building. With the help of the crane, we rescued over 50 people, mostly women,” he said


Tiwari said that the firefighters had reached the spot after one and a half hours.

“Later, the fire turned huge and we could not rescue others. Our crane owner and helper were also present during the rescue operation. It was a very frightening sight,” he said.


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