63 year-old saves Japanese man from burning house

Meneil Lopez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 24 2017 06:46 PM | Updated as of Jan 24 2017 07:09 PM

BACOLOD CITY - Sixty-three-year old Rogelio Ponteras ran into a burning house to save his neighbor in Barangay Estefania, Tuesday morning.

Japanese national Sanichi Kominako was trapped inside his house when the fire occurred.

According to Ponteras, when he heard that the Kominako was still inside the burning house, he immediately went inside knowing that the Japanese national cannot walk. 

Ponteras sustained burn wounds on his neck.

The Bureau of Fire Protection is currently investigating the cause of the fire.

Estimated damage due to the fire is pegged at P150,000.

63 year-old saves Japanese man from burning house Meneil Lopez, ABS-CBN News

63 year-old saves Japanese man from burning house Meneil Lopez, ABS-CBN News

63 year-old saves Japanese man from burning house Meneil Lopez, ABS-CBN News

63 year-old saves Japanese man from burning house Meneil Lopez, ABS-CBN News