Two Heroic Firefighters Tragically Fall Hand-In-Hand To Their Deaths While Battling An Apartment Blaze
Such a tragic story today out of China after two firefighters were killed while battling a high-rise apartment fire.
Qian Lingyun, 23, and Liu Jie, 20, were trying to put out the blaze on the 13th floor when an explosion sent Liu over the edge of a balcony. Qian was able to grab his hand and tried to save him but was unable to pull him to safety.
The two men fell hand-in-hand to the ground below.
"Firemen always watch each other's backs, they look after each other. This tragic death shows the strength of that bond between colleagues."
The young heroes were honored by thousands at a memorial service on Monday in Shanghai. They were both named Revolutionary Martyrs and were given the Top-grade Merit Citation.
WARNING: the footage is extremely disturbing.
[Image via ECNS.]