Hero cabbie awarded for rescuing passengers from bus fire

Aguek Nyok has also been nominated for a bravery award by the Premier.
Aguek Nyok has also been nominated for a bravery award by the Premier.

THE cabbie who helped 11 passengers escape during a fatal attack on a Brisbane bus driver last month has been recognised by the taxi industry.

Aguek Nyok was last night awarded the Taxi Hero Award by the Taxi Council Queensland for his response to the attack, which killed driver Manmeet Alisher.

Mr Nyok kicked in the back door of the bus so passengers could escape.

As part of the award, Mr Nyok will receive a trip to the Gold Coast, including use of a luxury car for a weekend.

Mr Nyok said the award was still a bit hard to believe.

Read more at ABC News Online.

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