Anorak News | Polish Builders And WENN Paparazzo Save Man From Burning Car

Polish Builders And WENN Paparazzo Save Man From Burning Car

by | 27th, March 2009

IN the Anorak Forums, news that a paparazzo working for the World Entertainment News Network has rescued a man from a burning car in south London.

Ben Benjilali entered the car when it was ablaze to drag the man, in his 60s, to safety. He told Press Gazette: “If you put the scenario in front of most people, they would probably think I would start taking pictures, instead of rescuing him. Paparazzi aren’t that bad.”

The story:

Benjilali was returning from a friend’s house in Crystal Palace on his motorbike when he noticed smoke coming out of the bonnet of a Triumph Dolomite. As he pulled away from traffic lights, he saw in his mirrors a small flame coming from the car’s underside. As he went to tell the man, it burst into flames…

“I entered the car but couldn’t find the button on his seatbelt. I had to step out of the car, because of the heat, but I thought: ‘This is wasting time, these are precious seconds’.”

Benjilali re-entered the burning car and, with the help of two passing Polish builders, dragged the man to safety.

Once the man was out, the car’s handbrake burned out, and the car, still on fire, rolled down the hill. It avoided traffic after veering into the pavement and hitting the bollard.

Poles and Pap save man from burning car – the Express and Mail will just love it…

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