By Janene Pieters on April 21, 2016 – 16:30
Kemal Abis is considered a hero after he rescued a suicidal young girl from train tracks near the train station in Lent on Monday.
Abis got lost in the hectic confusion following his rescue of the girl, but was found and thanked on Tuesday after the police posted a message on Facebook looking for him.
The heroic young man didn’t realize the girl was trying to commit suicide at first, he said to N1. He thought she was simply running across the tracks trying to catch a train.
“I jumped over the fenced area and I took her out from the rails. She protested saying she wanted to throw herself (in front of the train, ed)”, he said. “I said: no, you won’t do that. Then I dragged to the side.”