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By Behindwoods News Bureau | Dec 19, 2018 07:11 AM
Swiggy delivery man saves 10 lives in Mumbai hospital fire

Sidhu Humanabade was out for delivery food for Swiggy on Monday evening when he saw smoke inside the Kamgar Hospital in Marol, Mumbai. Letting go off his delivery, he joined rescue operations immediately and managed to save 10 lives.

"Unfortunately 2 patients fell down even as I helped them on to the ladder," said the youth from his bed in the Seven Hills Hospital, where he had been admitted for inhaling soot.

"I kept a ladder on the 3rd floor window ledge for an elderly woman to climb down but the ledge collapsed as soon as she got on the ladder. I could do nothing as she plunged down," he said. "We have to help others in distress, there is no question of being frightened to help out," he added.

Humanabade scaled 5 storeys along with firemen to rescue people from the hospital. When he rushed inside the hospital, he could hear screams of people seeking help.

"I climbed using the fire brigade's ladder and had to use stones to break the glass facade in order to reach people." He stood on window ledges and go into the floors to help people get on to the ladder, even as the smoke made it difficult for him to see or breathe.

"When we reached the hospital, we found him on oxygen support and being given fluids via IV," Sidhu's brother told Times of India. Meanwhile, the food in Sidhu's bike was intact.


*Originally published in Times of India*