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Maryland : Silver Spring fire kills one

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04/02/13

  09:36:45 pm, by admin, 74 words  
Categories: Ethiopia

Maryland : Silver Spring fire kills one

Maryland : Silver Spring fire kills one

A mother led her children to safety after their Silver Spring apartment complex caught fire early Tuesday. The accidental blaze at 415 Silver Spring Avenue left one man dead and several injured.

Samrawit Wogaso was still shaking hours later.

“Of course I am because I saw the fire and it was burning like something and it was scary,” Wogaso says.

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Comment from: StrengthAndLordHelp [Visitor]
StrengthAndLordHelp

She is spirited and dauntless. It makes me cry when I see her responses to the interview.

04/03/13 @ 18:22
Comment from: Assta B. Gettu [Visitor]
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Assta B. Gettu

Leading her two young daughters, age five and 8, to safety, Samrawit Wogaso, a very Charming Ethiopia girl, escaped the inferno that engulfed her apartment complex in Silver Spring, Maryland, on April 2, 2013. How did she make it while others suffered injury and even death?

As she saw the building was afire and the smothering smoke was perhaps creeping into her room through the open window, Wogaso alerted her children the building was on fire and her two daughters started screaming desperately for help. Then Wogaso had two choices to make within seconds; otherwise she and her two young daughters would be consumed by the burning fire or would die from the smoke inhalation.

The two choices she had to make: One was to jump with her two daughters from her six floors down onto the ground; her second choice was to crawl through the pitchy and thick smoke to the stairs. She thought the first option, carrying her daughters and jumping from the six floors to the ground was unrealistic; therefore, she chose the second option.

Before she accomplished her second choice, she ordered her two daughters to follow the following four important rules she had made within seconds:

1. Don’t open your mouth

2. Don’t shout

3. Don’t do anything

4. Just follow me

Her two smart children, tears flowing from their innocent eyes, their knees shaking but making no noise, kept the rules, cooperated with their prudent mother and followed her lead to safety without any harm.

She is indeed a hero, a good planner, a caring mother, a fearless woman in time of danger! Where can a man find such a physically attractive, mentally extremely intelligent, humanely very caring, and spiritually God fearing young Ethiopian woman? It is indeed rare to find such an extraordinary woman in our morally deficient world.

Dear Samrawit Wogaso, you are my hero and may the Almighty God bless you and your two daughters you rescued from a blazing fire, and they will always remember you how you saved their precious lives.

May God also bless the soul of that 63-year-old man who died because of the fire and heal the wounds of those people who suffered during the inferno!

04/03/13 @ 20:54
Comment from: mesfin_b [Member]  
mesfin_b

ጎበዝ ኢትዮጵያዊት ነች::
ቆራጥ ፈጥና ልጆችዋን እና ህይወትዋን ለማዳን ያደረገችው ውሳኔ ያስደስታል::
በ ድንጋጤ ላይ ሰዎች ጠቃሚ ሃሳቦችን አናመነጭም::
ው/ሪት ሳምራዊት ግን አስደናቂ ነገር ነው ያደረገችው::

04/04/13 @ 06:26
Comment from: DS [Visitor]
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DS

She tortured the English language and left it on life support. I am mesmerized that many Ethiopians don’t speak proper English even though they have been living in this wonderful country for years.

Zena

04/05/13 @ 19:52
Comment from: y_abai [Member]  
y_abai

An amazing story. And the mom is a sister to be proud of.

04/06/13 @ 11:01
Comment from: Tezebet [Visitor]
Tezebet

I am glad nothing bad happened to the two kids and the mother. What a wonderful mother she is.

04/06/13 @ 11:11
Comment from: Tezebet [Visitor]
Tezebet

DS what a stupid comment, in this time do you think we care about her English. God sometimes I wish people think twice before they speaks or just I wish they did not say a word. You should say something good about the survival of the kids, and the mother.

04/06/13 @ 11:18
Comment from: HURSO [Visitor]
HURSO

DS
I think you missed the point. Sorry can`t help. It is too late for you.

04/06/13 @ 15:44
Comment from: tokechaw [Visitor]
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tokechaw

I absolutely agree with Tezebet. Really? that was a dumb and non-sense comment to post on a deadly incident like this. This woman was supposed to be praised for her bravery and smart thinking to save her self and her two young daughters instead of being criticized for her English on TV besides she does not need to be fluent as long as she can communicate. You (DS) think you know or speak English better after a decade or two of living here but I am pretty confident that you are not as intelligent or brave as that smart woman. You are just a coward who would probably suffocate to death in that blaze.

04/06/13 @ 23:30
Comment from: Tesfaye [Visitor]
Tesfaye

I praised the Magnanimous name of our God for he had redeemed these precious sisters of ours.
I commend all of you – Ethiopians at least for your encouragement to our sister Samrawit. Your sound words at this time can endow a sustenance and equanimity to all of us; even might impact on our social consciousness to develop our empathy and sympathy to each other. I was touched when I heard my sister’s quivered answer at the fear of death in Ethiopian marvelous accent. Behold, God is great for He gave to her wisdom and a leeway until His perfect day comes.

Dear DC! I am not dividing your idea. Her English was enough clear to understand it. That is why the medium had run her euphony without text. After all, we are proud Ethiopians in our historic languages as any human being in the world; therefore, accent, dialect, and even grammatical mistake shouldn’t halt our communication with local community anywhere in the world as well. Despite, philology and theology perceive simple to the most of us, but one can decipher easily that we are only in our own!

At this point DC, you never used the verb MESMERIZE correctly according to your context. One can infer that you have wrong learning of this word. Are you hypnotizing or mesmerizing when Ethiopian residents speaking English? I would like to listen to you really when you speak in Amharic as the master key of your English.

On this and such occasions we need to learn to help each other, so that the victims of indefinite attack can handle the lingering episode of the crisis in sanguine. We have to remember at least the flesh hearted our kind parents and their bright culture, then God will turn his face to our offspring on the land of others’.

Dear Samrawit We Love You!
Tesfaye Hunegnaw

04/07/13 @ 00:56
Comment from: ZEWALE [Visitor]
ZEWALE

DS you opened your mouth so wide that everybody can see your empty mind
It was better for you if you kept quite
she did a great job of saving herself and her kids from the fire which killed her neighbor
As to the language, she expressed herself well at that shaking moment and every body understood it .
if you were in her place I am sure that no body will understand you and actually you were burned alive because of you slow mind and reflex filled with negative ideas .
final advice shut your rotten mouth. .

04/07/13 @ 15:22
Comment from: RRV [Visitor]
RRV

DS/Zena the expert can you please do CPR or put the language on mechanical ventilation (after all if you know what it means)
to prevent further crises or to sustain the life of the language?Who cares about the language?
SHAME ON YOU!!

04/07/13 @ 22:37

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