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ASDA Worker Hailed A Hero For Saving Baby From Burning House

ASDA Worker Hailed A Hero For Saving Baby From Burning House

A supermarket worker who helped rescue a baby from a burning house whilst doing shopping deliveries has been hailed a hero.

Habeel Khan who works as a delivery driver in ASDA in Nottingham, pulled up outside a burning house whilst on his rounds to find a panicked mother outside.

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On discovering her baby was still inside the burning house, Habeel ran into the home to rescue the seven-week-old.

The 26-year old who works at the Nottingham Home Shopping Centre said it was just a normal day for him, out doing deliveries in the Stapleford area when he pulled up and looked over to where the customer's house was and saw smoke billowing out of it.

Habeel Khan works for the Nottingham Home Centre ASDA store. (Credit: ASDA)
Habeel Khan works for the Nottingham Home Centre ASDA store. (Credit: ASDA)

He said: "My natural instinct was to just run across to the house. I could see loads of smoke and lots of people panicking outside.

"I shouted 'is everyone out of the house?' and that's when a woman with two young children shouted 'my baby; my baby's still in the house'."

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"I don't think she had realised until then and then she ran back into the house and I went with her. She managed to pick up the baby from a room next to the kitchen where the fire had started, then we ran out."

After scurrying outside, he then stayed with the family to help keep them calm until firefighters and paramedics arrived, then simply went back to completing the rest of his deliveries. We are in serious awe of how calmly this man acted.

And rightly so, Habeel has now been awarded for his bravery at the Being ASDA Awards 2019.

He won the Colleagues' Colleague of the Year Award and has been praised for his actions.

After winning the award he said: 'I didn't really think anything of it - I just thought I'd helped out, and had done a little good deed.

"I don't think I have done anything heroic at all to be honest. Thankfully everyone was okay in the end and the family are back in the house."

Habeel's manager Peter Smith said: "We know him as Smiler. He is always happy."

He won the Colleagues' Colleague of the Year at the Being ASDA Awards 2019. (Credit: ASDA)
He won the Colleagues' Colleague of the Year at the Being ASDA Awards 2019. (Credit: ASDA)

"He is always doing the right thing by the customer. He is an absolute asset to the team and a credit to the company."

Co-worker Claire Wilkes said: "Habeel doesn't think he is a hero, but we certainly do - he's amazing."

Colleague Bernie Drummond added: 'Habeel's just great and everyone loves him here. He's just our Habeel, our hero.'

What a guy.

Featured Image Credit: ASDA

Topics: Life News, Asda

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a journalism degree, Lauren started off in real life magazines before moving into the fashion and lifestyle sector at the likes of Mail Online and Sun Online. Contact Tyla: [email protected]

 

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