BEIJING, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Ten people on Saturday were honored as Good Samaritans in the third quarter of 2012 based on an online poll conducted by China's Xinhua News Agency.
A bus driver from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region who uses his own car to pick up senior citizens and people with disabilities, a man who was burnt in gas explosion when he rescued a couple caught in a fire, and another eight people were awarded with the title for their altruistic deeds.
All of them are ordinary people, including a driver, teachers, a soldier, a security guard, a greengrocer and migrant workers.
The third-quarter poll was open from Oct. 1 to 20, and featured 30 nominees. The top 10 candidates determined in the third quarter will go on to a final round of voting alongside 30 candidates selected from other quarterly votes. All 40 will compete for 10 annual awards.
Sponsored by Xinhua, the selections are based on votes from netizens, mobile network users and renowned media outlets, and the competition is designed to honor those whose good deeds have gained widespread attention online.
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