City grants awards for bravery, righteousness

Writer: Zhang Yu  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-03-15

A total of 45 individuals and three groups in Shenzhen were honored and given prize money for stepping up forward bravely to defend justice and safeguarding the safety of others’ lives and property in 2022, Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported yesterday.

Zhang Zeyou, an employee at a local car dealer, received a certificate of honor with his scarred hands at a commendation ceremony Monday.

The honorees receive certificates for their brave and righteous deeds at a ceremony Monday. Shenzhen Special Zone Daily

At about 10 a.m. May 14 last year, only a week after his company moved to a new site, Zhang smelled something burning when he was working on the first floor. He went out to check and found that another company’s warehouse, which stored electric balance cars on the second floor was smoldering.

Zhang rushed to the second floor with a fire extinguisher while calling for help. After hearing calls for help, Zhang’s colleagues Li Yulong, Chen Zhenxing and Hu Zhimou also went upstairs to fight the fire.

However, the fire burned stronger, and they had to evacuate separately. Zhang, who rushed ahead, suffered from moderate burns which covered 24% of his body. Li jumped out of the building, resulting in a burst fracture, and Hu sprained his right foot.

The honorees pose for a photo with their certificates. Shenzhen Special Zone Daily

Pan Shenyi, a migrant worker, saved two primary school students from drowning at a river section beside a sewage plant in Pingshan District.

While Pan was taking a stroll near the river, he suddenly heard a cry for help and followed the sound. He discovered three primary school students struggling to get out of the river.

Pan immediately jumped into the river and rescued two students. However, the third student had sunk into the water and disappeared. Pan took the two he rescued to a nearby neighborhood to call for help since his mobile phone battery was dead and he couldn’t call the police. When the police and ambulance arrived, the third student had drowned.

Also spotlighted at the commendation meeting were four teenagers. At about 5 p.m. April 26 last year, Hu Liling and Liu Siting,

students from Shenzhen Luohu Foreign Languages Experimental School, were walking home together along Yanfang Road when they witnessed a car accident.

An electric bicycle collided with a large truck, knocking the rider unconscious and a little girl on the back seat was thrown out from the force of the collision. The little girl was crying out in pain, and Hu and Liu immediately called for an ambulance and the police, the Daily reported.

Hu and Liu went forward to comfort the little girl, found her mother’s phone number in her school bag and called her. The two only left after the ambulance and the girl’s mother had arrived on the scene.

Chen Dongye and Huang Shiming, two students from Shenzhen Shekou Yucai Education Group Taiziwan School, were also honored for helping a senior citizen who had fallen down on the street.