Residents make human ladder to rescue girls trapped in burning building

Residents in east China came together to rescue two girls trapped in a burning residential building on June 17, thepaper.cn reported.

Residents in east China came together to rescue two girls trapped in a burning residential building on June 17, thepaper.cn reported.

As a video shot by a witness showed, two girls leaned against a balcony security window on the second floor of the burning building in Huzhou of Zhejiang Province and kept crying.

Residents make human ladder to rescue girls trapped in burning building

Zhang Peng, a 21-year-old man who lived nearby, climbed onto the balcony with the help of other residents who acted as a ladder to help him up. They rescued the girls before fire fighters arrived and put the fire out.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

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