20-year-old Turkish man rescues three people from Berlin fire

20-year-old Turkish man rescues three people from Berlin fire

BERLIN

A 20-year-old Turkish man, Burak Kadir Onay, has rescued three people from a deadly fire in the Neukölnn district of Germany’s capital of Berlin.

Onay was on his way home from work on March 20 when he noticed the building was on fire. He immediately notified the police and the buildings’ residents.

After rescuing three people, Onay fainted because of the smoke as he wanted to save a fourth person.

Berlin police later said that Onay was hospitalized but was in good condition.

“Burak is a true hero. He is a model citizen. We have congratulated him and thank God his condition is good too,” Mustafa Çelik, Turkey’s chief consul to Berlin, told Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency.

Çelik also underlined that no Turks were harmed during the fire.

In the fire, two people were killed, 15 were hospitalized and 25 were rescued, the police forces later said.

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