An Orthodox priest rescued two people from a building engulfed in flames in Constanţa, Romania. Assisted by two off-duty firefighters, father Gică Silitră took a 60-year-old woman in his arms and evacuated a 65-year-old man.
The two people are parishioners of the church pastored by Fr Silitră, which is in the vicinity of the buildings on Iederii Street (Constanta district Km 4-5), which caught fire Tuesday evening.
“The church is close to the scene, and after the evening service, the faithful who were at the church announced to me: Father, there is smoke outside. I went out and saw that nuisance in our parish and I went to help with what was needed,”
the priest declared for a local publication.
“I didn’t think we would end up saving lives,”
the father said. “Arriving there, being few people, the firefighters were not yet on the spot. A young man was trying to help, and I jumped to the rescue. I climbed on the roof of the neighbouring house. I saw in the house engulfed in flames two older people, being close to the parish, I knew them. Then I went up with the other young men who were there, and I took them out of the house full of flames,
” said the priest.
“Father Gică went in there and took them out in his arms. Otherwise, they had no chance, given the flames that were there. No, no, no! What a flame! They had no chance! Absolutely not!”
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