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Saudi man pushes burning car away from gas station

A car is seen pushing a burning vehicle away from a gas station in Riyadh. (Photo courtesy: video grab)
JEDDAH: A Saudi man saved dozens of lives on Monday by using his car to push a burning vehicle away from a gas station in Riyadh.
After leaving a mosque in Al-Aqiq district, “I saw everyone trying to put out a fire that broke out in a vehicle while the owner was refueling it,” Sultan Al-Rajban said.
“When I saw the number of people near the fire… I immediately got in my car and pushed the burning vehicle away from the gas station.”
He said what he did was a duty toward his compatriots. His car suffered minor damage. The civil defense and the traffic department followed up on the incident.
Twitter users circulated footage of it with the trending hashtag #Citizen_Saves_Station_From_Burning.
They said Al-Rajban should be honored for his heroism. “Not all heroes wear capes,” tweeted Asmaa.
Meanwhile, Governor of Riyadh, Prince Faisal bin Bandar received the citizen at his palace in Riyadh and honored him for his bravery.
The Prince expressed his deep thanks and appreciation to AlRajban and stressed that the country is always proud of its young people and their honorable stances.

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