The world was shaken by the brutal attacks in Paris last week. Beirut and Baghdad also witnessed similar attacks but the victims over there did not get a place in our prayers. Both Baghdad and Beirut were attacked by suicide bombers hours before the attacks in France. Two bombers attacked a market place in Beirut killing about 43 innocents and over 200 people got injured. The death toll could have increased even further if it was not for one man who put his life in danger and saved many lives by his brave and heroic decision.
The man who saved many lives by attacking a suicide bomber with all his might. Termos was out in a market place with his daughter when he saw the very first bomb go off in the market, which led to a panic situation in the market area. The bomb caused a massive destruction and killed many innocents.
Everyone in the market place starting running for help. Confused and frightened people in the area tried to find shelter in order to be safe from another such attack. Termos along with his daughter panicked at the moment and started looking for a safe place. That's when Termos saw a strange sight. The second suicide bomber was ready with his bomb and was waiting for it to go off.
Adel, instead of finding a safe place for him and his daughter and going away from the bomb which was about to go off, went straight ahead and started to wrestle with the second bomber. At this time, his daughter was alone and scared but instead of caring for his daughter, he focused on saving many lives. The bomb which was already set to go off killed both the men. With this brave decision, he saved hundreds of lives including his daughter's by sacrificing his own.
Tremos's daughter was seen at his funeral holding his brave father's picture and mourning the death of a great man. she was one of the lucky people who her father saved. She must be proud to have a great man like Adel Termos as her father. May his noble soul rest in peace.