Malian Immigrant in Spain Hailed a Hero for Saving a Woman’s Life

Hero Hailed: Samba saved a elderly woman's life. Credit: ATLAS

Samba Coulibaly is a 44-year-old immigrant who arrived in Spain from Mali around 17 years ago, now he is being hailed a hero by friends and colleagues after he saved a woman’s life. Samba was able to rescue a 70-year-old woman who was flailing from the third floor of a building in Santiago El Mayor in Murcia.

According to Samba, who typically works in a fruit and vegetable warehouse, he was walking past the apartment blocks when he heard people shouting for help. “Help! Help! Help!” he recalls people shouting, without thinking twice Samba climbed up to her apartment as he knew that the firefighters would not get there on time and that she was going to fall.

Thankfully Samba was walking past in the right place at the right time because onlooking neighbours argued that the lady’s husband could not hold her up in place for much longer. With Samba’s help, the husband was able to bring his wife, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, back to safety. She allegedly tried to leave her home through the window when she found the door was closed.

Samba says he acted on instinct and that he had never climbed to those heights before, the adrenaline was pumping and thankfully he was able to save the woman’s life. He has now been hailed a hero in the town of Santiago El Mayor.

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Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor is a graduate from the University of Leeds. At university, she obtained a Bachelors in Communication and Media, as well as a Masters in International Relations.
She is half British and half Spanish and resides in Malaga. Her focus when writing news typically encompasses national Spanish news and local news from the Costa del Sol.

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