The Vietnamese police honored Valeria, aged 32 from Russia, and Jean Christophe, aged 45 from France, in recognition of their brave deeds during a fire, which occurred at Bao Hoang Hotel at No.398, Kinh Duong Vuong street, Hoa Minh ward, Lieu Chieu district, Da Nang city, on May 1.

Valeria (third from right) receiving the award

When they became aware of the incident, the two men immediately joined locals to extinguish the blaze. They climbed up to the top floor of the hotel and broke windows with their hands to let the smoke out. Afterwards, they rescued two children, who had been trapped inside the building, and evacuated them immediately.

Previously, the two men also received letters of commendation from Chairman of the Da Nang Municipal People’s Committee and were awarded with certificates of merit by the Lien Chieu District People’s Committee.

Translated by Trung Thanh