Next, we bring you the touching and tragic story of an apartment security guard who sacrificed himself in order to save his residents from a fire. Let's find out more.
[Soundbite] "Evacuate to a safe place, please."
Black smoke rises high into the sky through apartment ventilation outlets. On a weekend morning, the entire apartment complex fell into chaos, as a fire broke out at the machine room in the basement.
[Soundbite] Kim Jeong-soon(Apartment Resident) : "Smoke streamed in. I was scared so I just ran out."
Elevators were brought to a halt due to a power failure. Security guard Yang Myoung-seung ran up stairways to warn residents about the emergency. As a result, roughly 60 residents could evacuate safely. However, Yang collapsed on the ninth floor after climbing up the stairs from the ground level. He was transported to a hospital but ended up dying. It has become known that he was a heart disease patient. Upon hearing the news, apartment residents laid white flowers at the security office to mourn his death. A stream of condolence messages has continued, saying that he is a hero and will not be forgotten.
[Soundbite] Jang Young-ja(Apartment Resident) : "He was nice and good at work. He was really good. His death makes me sad and mournful."
The sacrifice of the security guard who prioritized residents' safety is offering profound inspiration to society.