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A young air traffic controller who remained behind during Indonesia’s devastating 7.5 earthquake and tsunami to guide an aircraft to safety has been hailed a hero.

Anthonius Gunawan Agung was working at Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie Airport on Friday night as devastation struck, but instead of fleeing, he stayed on the job to ensure a plane carrying hundreds of passengers took off safely.

The article goes on to state the following:

The 21-year-old’s selfless actions saved the lives of hundreds of passengers on board Batik Air flight 6321 which was in the process of taking off when the island nation was struck by disaster.

Local reports confirm the tremors had left deep fissures in the runway and under the control tower.

While Agung’s colleagues ran to safety, he remained in the crumbling tower until he safely guided the pilots into the air.

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