As the search continues for missing people, more and more tales of survival are making their way to the surface. There was at least one happy ending yesterday reported by Xinmin which tells of the amazing rescue of an extremely elderly couple.
Ms. Lu’s father is 95 years old and her mother, 93. They were on the 7th floor when the fire broke out, but fortunately firefighters got to them in time, carrying her long time bedridden father down the stairs to escape. Within an hour of their exit from the fire, her parents were transferred temporarily to a Yuyao Lu hotel housing fire victims. At the time of interview, her father was in good spirits, flashing a peace sign for his photo op, and her mother was downstairs getting dinner.
Ms. Lu expressed her deep gratitude to her parents’ rescuers. As we’ve already reported, the building was full of many retirees and pensioners and unfortunately, many would not have been as lucky as these two. You can watch a video of their story at this link.
Find continuing Shanghaiist coverage of the fire here.