China is mourning the loss of two young firefighters who fell hand-in-hand to their deaths while battling a 13th floor apartment blaze in Shanghai.
A member of the public captured the tragic moment the pair were swept away from a balcony as they tried to extinguish the fire, the Daily Mail reports.
Liu Jie, 20, was pushed towards the balcony by a sudden explosion before his colleague Qian Lingyun, 23, tried to grab his hand and save his life.
However, the weight was too much for him to hold, and the pair were pulled from the apartment and fell to the pavement below.
Fire brigade spokesman Jian Ku said: ‘Firemen always watch each other’s backs, they look after each other, this tragic death shows the strength of that bond between colleagues.
‘Guarding one another in life, inseparable in death.’
My first attempt at a Parkrun. Official results: #63 overall, #47 male, #8 in age-range 35-39. Total participants: 102. Official time of 26:15.
You finished in 63rd place and were the 47th male out of a field of 102 parkrunners and you came 8th in your age category VM35-39. Take a look at this week’s full set of results on our website. Well done on your first run. We have set this as your PB.
It was in familiar surroundings – Oak Hill Park is my local park and I’ve spent many hours running through it. It may not be as big as some other local parks (e.g. Trent Park) and does suffer from clouds of flies in the evenings, but in the early mornings, pounding the paths is great fun.
My phone’s GPS fritzed again, so my Endomondo and ZR tracks were messed up. Lucky I had my SportsWatch. And the run, with the semi-competitive environment meant I destroyed my 5K PB, and managed to just get a sub-8min mile
See you next week?