Real-life heroes do exist, as a Quetta tanker driver demonstrated when he drove away a blazing tanker on the Qambrani road in the province’s capital to save lives.
Muhammad Faisal drove off his big truck after it caught fire at a gas pump on the aforementioned route, in what appeared to be a scene from an action movie. People on the scene recorded the action, and the footage quickly went popular on the internet and on social media.
The courageous tanker driver opted to risk his life by driving away from the blazing vehicle for almost two kilometers in an uninhabited area. Faisal recalled the terrifying times, saying:
“When I saw the fire I rushed to drive away despite the roaring flames. My primary concern was to save human lives. I thought I would die but I was concerned about the population.”
He further said that whenever he decided to stop, he would notice more individuals around, causing him to want to keep moving. Faisal stated, “I was mentally prepared for my death.” The fact that it held more than 10,000 gallons of petrol made the situation considerably terrifying and more dangerous for the driver. Faisal’s daring but valiant attempts paid off when hundreds of people rushed to the truck once it had been halted and put out the flames.
People who were present at the scene of the death-dealing deed are calling on the province administration and Balochistan’s Chief Minister, Mir Quddus Bizenjo, to award a special medal to the guy who rescued priceless human lives.
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