Updated: June 30, 2021 11:24:07 am
Dramatic footage of a police officer rescuing two children from a huge fire at London’s Elephant and Castle station triggered an avalanche of reactions online after it went viral. The short clip features the brave cop with the two children, holding them in each arm as he leaves the building with fire explosions occurring in the background.
According to a CNN report, dozens of firefighters were seen tackling the blaze at the train station in south London. While the exact cause of the fire is unknown, it is not believed to be terror-related.
Videos of black smoke billowing from the area were shared on social media, leaving many worried. However, amid the chaos, some spotted the clip of the policeman rescuing the two children.
Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters are attending a fire at railway arches near to #ElephantCastle railway station. Please avoid the area and close all doors and windows https://t.co/L7YXgTDzE0
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) June 28, 2021
“Explosion at Elephant & Castle tube station. Watch carefully, the police officer carries two children to safety at the beginning of the video,” wrote a user. @NinsRai, while sharing the viral clip. Here, take a look:
— Nins Rai (@NinsRai) June 28, 2021
According to The Mirror, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) allocated around 15 fire engines and 100 firefighters to attend to the fire, which broke out in the arches near the railway station.
The fire engulfed three commercial units underneath the arches but was brought under control in over two hours, the LFB told the news website. Six people were treated at the scene and one was taken to the hospital after the fire, the report added.
Many reshared the picture of the cop with children and praised him for his bravery.
A police officer carrying two children to safety at Elephant & Castle fire this afternoon. Thank you for your service. pic.twitter.com/NNp9WbbIBq
— Rich Walters (@therichwalters) June 28, 2021
Was this an terrorist attack?
— karen (@Timidlyshykaren) June 28, 2021
omg! were there people in there?
— jackie harris #MaskUp NO DMs💛🥼🩺😷 (@kittyclinton2) June 28, 2021
Here are some other clips and videos of the fire shared on the microblogging website:
— Darren (@Darren94775262) June 28, 2021
— J̵̟̦̲̞̭̱̀̈́͑̄̇̈́̚͝ustice (@The_Justice7) June 28, 2021
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