Banky has shared the story on how he survived fire accident and escaped with his dog.
He took to Instagram and wrote, “So there’s good news and bad news. The good news is... I’m thanking God that I’m alive to give the bad news as a testimony.
“Bad news is...I was laying awake in bed at about 6am, and I just started smelling smoke. Stood up to shut off my TV and AC and realized it was coming from outside my door. Opened it to see the whole stairway was filled with huge gusts of black smoke/soot, and a fire was burning stuff downstairs.
“The smoke was so much I couldn’t get down past it to see the source of the flames. Rushed back into my room and climbed down from the 2nd floor balcony with my dog... and then got help from the amazing workers and neighbours who helped me put out the flames.
“Turns out the AC in the living room had caught fire. I know a lot of people have been trying to call and I appreciate it. Maybe the fire burnt some of the network in the house because I can’t receive calls Lol , but instead of calling to say sorry please just maybe say a prayer and thank God with me.
“Thank God I was awake to smell the smoke. Thank God we caught it early enough and the damage wasn’t so bad. It basically burnt some of the stuff that was around it.
“Some awards, portraits, and some small electronics. But thank God, Duke and I are alive and well.”
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