Two friends rescued a man trapped on his balcony after a fire broke out in an apartment building in north-central France.
The heroes, Dombaev Dzhambulat and Ouloubaev Aslan, did not hesitate to scale the building without any safety equipment.
“He said to me, ‘I’m scared, I’m scared, I can’t walk’, Dzhambulat recalled.
Working together, Dzhambulat and Aslan carried the elderly man from his smoke-filled balcony to an adjacent balcony.
Afterwards, Aslan was asked by reporters if he was afraid.
“I saw an old person in trouble and I did not hesitate to climb,” Aslan told 20 Minutes. “I did not have time to be afraid, I had to go.”
Firefighters arrived soon after to put out the fire.