Posted: 31 October, 2016
by @amydrewsnews / AAP
Hero Brisbane Cabbie Set To Be Recommended For Bravery Medal
A Brisbane taxi driver hailed a hero for helping save passengers from a blaze that killed a bus driver deserves a bravery award, Queensland's premier says.
Annastacia Palaszczuk will be writing to the Australian Bravery Declarations Council recommending Aguek Nyok be nominated for a national bravery medal for his heroic actions in Friday's fire attack.
"I'm more than happy to put his name forward for a bravery medal - he saved 11 lives that day. He put his own life at risk," she said.
The Coopers Plains father of four, kicked out the back door of the flaming bus after he heard passengers screaming to get out.
They were trying to flee after bus driver Manmeet Alisher, 29, was set alight while he was letting passengers on at Moorooka on Friday morning.
Anthony O'Donohue, 48, has been charged with murder, arson and 11 counts of attempted murder, and will remain in custody until his case returns to court in late November.
Listen to Hit105's Stav, Abby & Osher chat with Aguek Nyok: