Siri, a foreign black worker, rushed into the fire site to save people from burns and was given a Korean green card

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 Siri, a foreign black worker, rushed into the fire site to save people from burns and was given a Korean green card


Overseas Network, Dec. 16, according to the Korean Times, 38-year-old Sri Lankan man Nimal Siri rushed in last year when he saw a house fire and rescued a 90-year-old wife. Unfortunately, he suffered multiple burns.

Unexpectedly, Siris fate has also changed. Previously, Siris visa had already expired and belonged to black laborers, but considering his bravery, the Korean government decided to grant him a green card, the right of permanent residence, as an exception. In addition, he received a bonus of about 182,000 yuan and was exempted from nearly 60,000 yuan visa overdue fines.

LG Consortium Awards NimalSiri (KBS)

In 2013, Siri arrived in Korea on a work visa, which expired in September 2016 three years later, but he did not want to return home because Siri in Sri Lanka earned only 500,000 won (about 3,000 yuan) a month, but in Korea he earned 1.8 million won (about 10,000 yuan) a month.

Siri was burned in rescue (KBS)

In February 2017, while working in an orchard in Junwei County, Qingshan North Road, Siri found a fire in a nearby house. He did not want to rush in to save people too much. However, his neck, wrist and head were twice burned and his lungs were damaged by inhaling toxic gases. Since then, he has been receiving lung treatment.

Siris behavior is not only loved by local residents, but also attracted the attention of Korean consortia and government. In March 2017, the Fire Department of Qingshangbei Road awarded him the LG Honorary Award established by LG, which includes 30 million won (about 182,000 yuan), mainly for those with courage and sacrifice. Since its establishment in 2015, Siri has been the first foreigner to win the award.

Siri will get a Korean Green Card (Yonhap)

In June 2018, the Daegu Immigration Office issued a G-1 visa to Siri to allow him to stay temporarily so that Siri could continue to receive medical treatment. The authorities also cancelled a fine of 10 million won (about 60,000 yuan) for overdue residence. In addition, the Daegu Immigration Office, a committee of 15 government officials, doctors and lawyers, unanimously decided to grant Siri permanent residence at the Conference on Human Rights for Foreigners, which will be issued on 18 December. Source: Author of Overseas Network: Liu Qiang Responsible Editor: Ji Guojie_NBJ11143

In June 2018, the Daegu Immigration Office issued a G-1 visa to Siri to allow him to stay temporarily so that Siri could continue to receive medical treatment. The authorities also cancelled a fine of 10 million won (about 60,000 yuan) for overdue residence.

In addition, the Daegu Immigration Office, a committee of 15 government officials, doctors and lawyers, unanimously decided to grant Siri permanent residence at the Conference on Human Rights for Foreigners, which will be issued on 18 December.