On Thursday 21st July, ITV’s Real Stories featured the story of an unsung hero of the 7/7 attacks.
In the programme, Imran Chaudhury, who was working at one of the underground stations hit by the attacks shared his experiences of the terrible day.
Imran was first on the scene before emergency services arrived and for two and a half hours, he tended to the injured, carrying many out in his arms.
When asked about how he manage to carry so many people out, he said:
“How I carried those people? I don’t know. Can I carry those people now? I don’t think I could do it.”
Imran’s sister Benazir told ITV’s Real Stories:
“I want the world to know that my brother’s a hero. I want the world to know that my brother is a British Muslim person who went on that day when a terrorist attack took place to save other British people…and he didn’t think about where they’re from, what race, what culture, what religion…
During the programme, Twitter users praised Imran for his heroic actions.
Here are just some of the tweets:
Watching #RealStories Imran is a hero ?
— Rebecca Bevan (@RebeccaBevan) July 21, 2016
What a wonderful person – Imran Choudry, British Muslim who carried many 7/7 victims to safety, despite having a broken ankle. #RealStories
— Bernadette Meaden (@BernaMeaden) July 21, 2016
Imran you ARE a hero. A brave, brave man. Thank you for sharing your story. #RealStories
— Kelly Le Rox (@KellyLeRox) July 21, 2016
There needs to be more Imran's in this world! Hero? #RealStories @ITV
— Sally Kendrick (@sallylk_84) July 21, 2016
What an amazing guy Imran is on #RealStories An absolute #hero
— ??1????????? #NHSLove (@debbie1171) July 21, 2016
#RealStories #Imran is a true hero! I'm sat watching this with tears in my eyes!
— Jill Hooton (@jilly2704) July 21, 2016
What an amazing person Imran is; simply a hero #RealStories
— ? Hayley ? (@LilacRaindrops) July 21, 2016
Cover photo: Real Stories/ITV