Syrian photographer ditches camera, rescues child after bombing

Syria Photographer Puts Down Camera, Runs to Rescue Boy Injured in Bombing of Evacuee Buses

"The scene was frightful - especially seeing children wailing and dying in front of you", he said.

A photographer found an image of himself going viral after tossing his camera aside to help rescue children injured after a bus explosion in Syria.

The injured boy, who was around seven-years-old, was left with paramedics but Habak does not know whether he survived his injuries.

He picked up the boy barely breathing.

But according to CNN, Habak didn't immediately start taking photos.

According to a report by CNN, in the aftermath of a bomb attack on buses killing reportedly 126 people, photographer and activist Abd Alkader Habak left his camera to rescue numerous children - some of their bodies charred even - who had got injured. The photographer lifted him up rushed towards an ambulance.

"This child was firmly holding my hand and looking at me", Mr Habak, 24, told CNN. On April 16, he was among those hit by a suicide attack on a convoy of buses carrying Shia residents in Syria.

Another photographer, Muhammad Alrageb, captured Habak as he raced towards the rescue vehicle. The reporter was in Rashidin, in west Aleppo where civilian evacuation was underway.

"I wanted to film everything to make sure there was accountability", said Alrageb. "I feel proud that there was a young journalist there helping to save lives". He then ran back to the scene to assist more people.

The latest killings in the country that shocked the world and led United States President Donald Trump bomb Syria after several children died in a chemical attack allegedly carried out by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. He came across another child on the ground.

Habak told his story on CNN, describing the moment when he and his colleagues chose to put their cameras down. "What my colleagues and I witnessed is indescribable".

A second picture showed Habak on the ground crying with the body of another child just a few feet away.

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