A truck driver named Muhammad Faisal recently earned praise from the internet after a video of him driving away a burning oil tanker in Quetta to save people in the vicinity from an explosion went viral on Twitter.
The viral video shows an oil tanker engulfed in flames speeding through a rough, leaving behind a trail of fire and smoke. In what could easily be a scene from an action movie, the driver keeps driving the burning truck till it is no longer in a densely populated place and human lives aren’t at risk.
The heroic driver Muhammad Faisal said, “I thought the oil tanker would explode any minute now, and I would die.” The tanker is said to have carried 10,000 litres of petrol, making it a marvel that not just him, but everyone else made it out unscathed.
Oil tanker driver faisal from quetta, save lives by not stoping vehicle in populated area❤️ salute to the man😍
— Aziz kakar (@aziz__kakar) June 8, 2022
He said every time he thought a spot would be good enough for him to park the vehicle, he would see more people passing by and would be compelled to drive even further. “I thought I would die. I didn’t have any expectations of being able to live, or that Allah would give me this new life.”
Eventually, he managed to take the vehicle to a fairly isolated spot, and as the truck began to fully get enveloped by flames, he said he just opened the door, jumped out, and ran to the nearest motorcycle passerby.
He asked to be taken to a water tanker so that he could try and put out the flames, and luckily was able to find one. Due to his selfless act, the tanker did not explode, and people were able to water it down.