Turkish woman saves two cats from fire, cries for two others
DHA photosA Turkish woman who saved two of her cats from a fire that destroyed her house in Istanbul wept for two others on early May 5.
Grandmother Figen Aslan noticed a fire in the two-floor wooden house in the Fatih neighborhood around 4:30 a.m. while her family was sleeping, according to Doğan News Agency. She woke her son and daughter-in-law, picking up two of her cats and her dog before running out.
Flames quickly consumed the wooden structure, as the Aslan family waited helplessly in the garden of a nearby mosque.
“I had four cats, where are the other two?” the woman said as she was crying on her son’s shoulder, according to the report.
Although the family members saved themselves, an 85-year-old woman in the adjacent building was seriously injured in the fire, which was extinguished by firefighters in around 30 minutes.
The Aslan’s house was completely destroyed by the fire, while the adjacent building was heavily damaged.
Officials have launched an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.