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Dartford man Hassan Zubier went to aid of Turku stabbing victims

A man from Dartford went to the aid of victims of the knife attack in Finland has said he is "not a hero". 

Hassan Zubier, a paramedic who was born in Kent but lives in Sweden said he did what he was trained to do when a man stabbed and killed two women in Turku on Friday.

According to Swedish media reports the 45-year-old, who was on holiday, was injured four times as he tried to help others. 

Hassan Zubier
Hassan Zubier

The attack is being treated as aterrorist incident. 

Speaking from his hospital bed, Mr Zubier told the BBC: "I am not a hero. I did what I was trained for. I did my best and no more," he told the BBC from his hospital bed."

He told Swedish newspaper, the Expressen: "I saw a guy stabbing a woman with a knife while she lay on the ground.

"I rushed to help her and I tried to stop the blood flow, while others gave her heart and lung assistance.

"My left hand is seriously injured. A nerve is injured, it is not certain that they can save the arm."

The woman died from her injuries.

The knifeman, an 18-year-old Morrocan was arrested after he was shot by police.

Four others have been arrested. 

The two women who died were both Finnish and eight other people were injured. 

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