“You are a God hajoor,” Ashfield fire victim Tej Thapa tells Yam Dhital, the saviour of his four year old son

Tej Thapa
The Hero Family: Yam Dhital, his wife Ganga Bhattarai and daughter Suesha Dhital I Photo: Supplied

13December2016: Yam Dhital, the Nepali man who was recently called a “hero” by police officers in Sydney’s inner west, has finally spoken to the man whose family he saved as fire engulfed their Ashfiled-based unit early Wednesday morning.

Mr Dhital said he was planning to visit the injured victim at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital last Saturday but could not due to work commitments. Today he said sorry to Tej Thapa, the victim, for his inability to have gotten in touch with him earlier but the latter did not let him apologise because Yam Dhital was a “God” that appeared out of the blue just when the inferno was closing in on the young family.

“I finally got hold of his number and managed to give him a call following many attempts,” Mr Dhital told southasia.com.au.

Mr Thapa’s voice completely changed when the hero introduced himself on the phone. “You are a God hajoor. You gave us second lives. Thank you for saving the life of my son”, Mr Dhital said quoting the 30 year old fire victim.

Tej Thapa is undergoing treatment at the hospital and is expected to be released anytime after Wednesday.

The two men have agreed to soon organise a reunion of their families.

Mr Dhital says he did not know the victims were also from Nepal when he responded to their call for help. He was one of the first people to arrive at the scene and call 000. He later caught the four year old son from the window of the two-storey unit block.

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