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A parrot who saved two sisters from suffocating from a gas leak has been hailed a hero in Nizhni Novgorod, Russia.

Olesa and Lisa Bulgin - aged nine and seven - had passed out in the kitchen from the fumes but were roused when Richard the cockatiel woke them with his screeching.

The bird had managed to undo the catch on his cage door and kept squawking at the sisters until they woke up.

"It was a very unusual rescue," said a fire service spokesman.

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