Iran Hails Teen Who Died Saving Two Women from Fire
After putting his life on the line to save two women from a fire that trapped them in their apartment, 15-year-old Ali Landi, a hero, passed away due to severe burns.
Iran paid tribute Saturday to a teenage boy who passed away due to severe burns caused by a fire, from which he rescued two women who had been trapped in their apartment after their building caught fire.
Ali Landi, 15, died Friday of his injuries, two weeks after helping the women flee their burning home. He tried to throw a gas cylinder out of the window to curb the spread of the fire, according to Iranian media.
The cause of death was declared as "90% burns" in Emam Kazem hospital in Isfahan, where the boy was transferred after sustaining the injuries.
The two neighbors, a woman in her 80s and her daughter, suffered superficial burns in the Izeh blaze that took place on September 9, local media said.
Iranians paid their tribute to the teen's courage online, as many people took to social media and posted about him, with many even urging the ministry of education to include his courageous story in school material.
A photo of the smiling kid was published on the front page of many Iranian newspapers.
The office of Iran's Supreme Leader, Sayyed Ali Khamenei, contacted the adolescent's family to offer condolences, according to IRNA, the official Iranian news agency.
Moreover, newly inaugurated President Ebrahim Raisi called on the country's artists to "tell the story of sacrifice by such national heroes as a source of inspiration for future generations."
A video trending on social media showed a coffin being carried from the Isfahan hospital in front of an honor guard and a military band ahead of Landi's burial in his hometown.