CCTV Footage Captures Moment 'Hero Maid' Rushes Child To Safety During Beirut Blast
Shocking footage shows the moment a woman - believed to be a maid - scooped up a small child and rushed her to safety as the impact of the Beirut explosion earlier this week hit their building.
The CCTV footage has gone viral, with many social media users praising the 'hero' for her quick and selfless thinking.
She can be seen in the clip vacuuming the floor while a small child plays nearby, when something startles them as the camera shakes slightly.
As they stop to work out what's happened, a large blast hits the building, and without missing a beat the woman picks up the child and runs into another room.
Sharing the footage, one person tweeted: "Salute to this lady who saved her employer's child by putting her life in danger."
Another said: "Heroic effort by this maid. That's what humanity gives us."
A third called her a 'true hero', while someone else added: "She did not hesitate to run for the little girl, thank God for people like her. Interesting how she seemed to sense something just before it happened."
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Another video also shows the moment a bride had to run for her life during the explosion on Tuesday, which killed at least 135 people and injured more than 4,000.
Shot by a wedding photographer Mahmoud Nakib, the clip shows newlywed Israa Seblani posing in her wedding dress and smiling into the camera, before a huge bang is the heard in the distance.
The camera then pans away to a different street where huge clouds of dust can be seen hanging around, while the bride runs for the cover as others flee across the street.
Seblani, who had just got married to Ahmad Subeih, told Reuters: "I have been preparing for my big day for two weeks and I was so happy like all other girls, 'I am getting married'. My parents are going to be happy seeing me in a white dress, I will be looking like a princess.
"What happened during the explosion here - there is no word to explain... I was shocked, I was wondering what happened, am I going to die? How am I going to die?"
The 29-year-old, who is a doctor, then helped to check on the injuries of others who were caught in the explosion.
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