Turkish pensioner dies after saving cat from fire
A Turkish pensioner has died after saving his cat from a fire in his apartment.
A fire erupted at Mustafa Çetin Duran’s apartment in the Central Anatolian province of Çorum on Oct. 3.
Duran, who initially escaped the fire, entered his apartment again to save his cat.
The old man managed to save the injured cat, but fainted due to heavy smoke as he exited the apartment.
Firefighters who arrived at the scene resuscitated both the man and his cat.
But Duran died in hospital late Oct. 3, according to Demirören News Agency, while the cat survived.
This was the second time in a week that a Turkish pensioner risked his life to save a cat.
Yavuz Mehmet Söylemez, 75, from Istanbul had gone back into a nursing home in Istanbul amid fire on Sept. 28.
He rescued 10 cats.