A video seen online has left many South Africans divided. Some say why is it a consistent trend that people would rather film people in danger rather than helping. Others said there was nothing that could be done.
The question is an important one with so many violent acts being recorded on cell phones rather than seeing people assisting.
The incident took place in Orange Farm, Gauteng. Reports claim a taxi and an orange sedan collided head-on resulting in the vehicle bursting into flames. The scenes were recorded and the driver can be seen trapped inside as passengers emerge from the minibus. One holds a fire extinguisher but does not use it.
The exact cause of the accident is still unknown.
One user wrote.
I passed this accident on Saturday morning not knowing my neighbour was burning inside the private car… The community of Orange Farm will miss your kind and caring nature and most of all your humble soul. You didn’t deserve to die so tragically – May your dear soul rest in eternal peace… Deeply mourned and sadly missed by all who knew you
The tragic video has been attached below which has been viewed by more than 100,000 people on Facebook.
Another user wrote.
Hate what media has taken over us as people shooting videos instead of helping people are hurtless, u let people burn when u can all kick those doors open bathong Hai this must stop
Jayson Marishe said.
Only fools would think of helping at that stage of the fire even those standing that close to a burning car are fools it’s a ticking time bomb it can explode any second
The question remains. Are South Africans, in general, more likely to record scenes of violence and crime rather than being inclined to help.
The footage below contains graphic scenes. Viewer discretion is advised.
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