(PHOTOS) See the gut-wrenching moment two firemen fall to their deaths hand-in-hand
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/2/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Two Chinese firemen fell to their deaths, together, according to sources in China and a report by the Daily Mail. One of the firemen was reportedly endangered and the other tried to save him, but both perished in a 13-story fall.
Two firemen fell to their deaths, hand-in-hand while fighting a 13th story apartment fire.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In a story that is already reverberating through stations around the world, a the tragic loss of two firemen in Shanghai, China yesterday has reminded the world that the profession is fraught with danger, tempered by camaraderie.
According to Chinese media, and reported in the Daily Mail, two Chinese firemen, Quian Lingyun, 23 and Liu Jie, 20, were figthing a 13th floor apartment blaze when they fell to their deaths, hand-in-hand.
The blaze, which may have been caused by faulty electrical equipment being used in the home, apparently pushed Liu off the balcony in a wall of flame. In an attempt to rescue his comrade, Lingyun stretched his hand to help Liu back up, but Liu with his equipment was too heavy and couldn't recover himself.
The apartment fire was eventually contained and extinguished without further loss of life.
Despite this, Lingyun did not let go and both men fell together, 13 stories, to their deaths on the pavement below.
The balcony from which the men fell.
A passerby with a cellphone captured the dramatic final moment of the two heroes as they plunged to their deaths, still holding hands.
The final moment when two firemen fell to their deaths, bravely, they did not let go of one another, even as they fell.
One needs only to reflect on the image of the two men to gain a deeper appreciation for all that firefighters do to protect us and one another and to remember that comrades-in-arms are often the best family one will be blessed to have.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Police think it may have been caused by faulty electrical equipment used by the tenants.
We pray for the repose of their souls and the consolation of their family and fellows.
The fire was eventually extinguished without further loss and police are investigating the cause.
Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for MARCH 2017
Support for Persecuted Christians. That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.
A rash of baby deaths has hit India, where baby boys are prized and coddled while baby girls are buried alive. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic ... continue reading
Parishioners were caught within the walls of their new church in Bekasi city, Indonesia, as several hundred members of the Forum for Bekasi ... continue reading
Malaysian Pastor Raymond Koh was on his way to a friend's home in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, the morning of February 13. LOS ... continue reading
Observers are concerned that the United States and her allies are about to strike North Korea while using annual exercises as cover. The ... continue reading
The Philippines House of Representatives took a giant leap back when they voted to bring a dead (for good reason) law back to life. LOS ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- The one strange thing millennials are giving up for Lent
- Pope Francis shares important message with families HD Video
- Daily Readings for Friday, March 31, 2017
- IHOP employee pictured with disabled customer melts hearts around the ...
- Implant allows paralyzed man to move arm using his thoughts HD Video
- 'Living Lent': Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent - Day 31
- St. Benjamin: Saint of the Day for Friday, March 31, 2017
- ten commandments
- Pope Francis
- saint agnes
- St Anthony
- 10 commandments
- mary magdalene
- Patron saints
- st bernadette
- pope francis
- St. John
- holy spirit
- morning prayer
- Saint Elizabeth
- St. Augustine
- Saint Anne
- st agnes
- saint monica
- saint catherine
- Saint Lucy
- saint clare
- saint rose
- st rose of lima
- Daily Reading for Friday, March 31st, 2017 HD
- Daily Reading for Thursday, March 30th, 2017 HD
- Cause of California's drought is revealed HD
- Pope Francis' important message for children HD
Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.