The intervention of the firefighters on the burned building. - Montereau-Fault-Yonne town hall

  • An old man was trapped on his balcony in the fire of his building. The courage of Dombaev Dzhambulat helped by Ouloubaev Aslan saved him.
  • "Everyone asked me the question, but I didn't have time to be afraid, I had to go," says Dombaev Dzhambulat.

It just had to be a sporting outing in full containment. It turned into a heroic gesture. Dombaev Dzhambulat and Ouloubaev Aslan, two Chechen friends in France for seven and nine years, rescued an old man trapped on his balcony in the fire of a building in Montereau-Fault-Yonne (Seine-et-Marne) Wednesday who took the life of a mother and her 3 year old daughter. "I was doing gymnastics in Square Beaumarchais when I saw smoke coming from a neighboring building," says Dombaev Dzhambulat with the help of his wife, who works as a translator.

On the spot, he sees the crowd of residents, the police, hears screams and wonders how he can help. With him, his friend Ouloubaev Aslan, who also lives next door with his family. On the second floor, an old man took refuge on his smoke-filled balcony. "I then piled up trash cans and went up to him," continues Dombaev Dzhambulat. But he said to me, "I'm scared, I'm scared, I can't walk." So I had to pass the railing and go get it on his balcony. The old man in his arms, he passes him over the void to Ouloubaev Aslan who then deposits him safely on the neighboring balcony, awaiting the arrival of the firefighters.

Bravo to the young people of the city of Montereau fault Yonne. Heroic Rescue

- Noam anouar (@NoamAnouar) April 15, 2020

"I didn't have time to be afraid"

"I saw an old person in the wrong and I did not hesitate to climb, testifies for his part Ouloubaev Aslan through his son. I was not afraid because it is not the first time that I have rescued people. "Fear, Dombaev Dzhambulat did not feel it either:" Everyone asked me the question, but I did not have time to be afraid, I had to go. "

The two heroes, Dombaev Dzhambulat and Ouloubaev Aslan. - DR

Once the old man was safe, the applause from the crowd sounded. "He is proud of what he has done," comments the son of Ouloubaev Aslan. If for Dombaev Dzhambulat, this rescue is completely normal, it was nevertheless warmly congratulated by the residents for this act of great courage. He just regrets not having had a word from the police or the mayor of Montereau. "They really helped save people, it is to their credit, say for their part the firefighters of Sdis 77. There is a big risk and these are acts of bravery. This was instrumental in the first few minutes to save the trapped people. "

But Dombaev Dzhambulat does not dwell on this feat. Above all, he would like to obtain his residence permit in order to be able to work as a mechanic. “I've been dreaming about this for 7 years, all I want is to live as a simple person. "

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