On Wednesday, an oil tanker driver in the Pakistani city of Quetta performed a heroic gesture that saved the lives of hundreds of people.
The heroic driver put his life on the line by driving his blazing tanker, filled with more than 44,000 liters of fuel, from a gas station to a safer location outside of town.
What appears to be a scenario from a Hollywood film actually occurred in real life.
When his oil tanker caught fire at a petrol station in Quetta, Faisal Baloch sped away.
“I believed the oil tanker was going to explode and I was going to die,” Faisal said after a video of him driving his flaming truck along a busy street went viral.
“When I noticed the fire, I rushed to drive away despite the flames,” the hero driver stated in a social media video, recounting the terrifying moments.
Hundreds of people raced towards the oil tanker with fire extinguishers once it was halted and managed to douse the flames thanks to the driver’s efforts.
The oil tank driver’s unselfish act has been praised on social media.
“I salute this man!” one person exclaimed. He has undoubtedly saved countless lives today! May Allah bless him as a hero!