In the aftermath of Saturday’s terror attack in London that killed seven people and injured at least 48 others, stories have emerged highlighting the brave individuals who put their own lives on the line to help others.
Local cabbie Aksha Patel told reporters the story of his encounter with a female passenger and her companion, who were trying to escape the chaotic scene at Borough Market after her quick thinking decision to barricade the entrance of one of the restaurants targeted by the knife-wielding terrorists allowed dozens of people to exit through a back door.
As the Telegraph reported, Patel shared what the unnamed passengers told him had unfolded:
“There was two passengers, they came out of the Black and Blue restaurant.
“How they described it to me was they were preventing the guys from getting into the restaurant.
“She knew they were bad people trying to break in.
“She managed to hold the door for a few seconds but they overpowered her.
“People managed to escape through the rear door so she saved maybe 20 peoples lives.”
In a statement on Sunday, Cressida Dick, commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in London, praised first responders and bystanders who did not hesitate to jump into action.
“Many of these people risked their own safety to help others and treat those seriously injured,” she said. “It’s clear to me that the courage of those people during and following the attack was extraordinary and I pay tribute to all of them.”
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