Girl saved from drowning

Excelsior Correspondent
RAMBAN, Apr 19: A girl was saved from drowning into Mahoo nallah, falling under the jurisdiction of Khari Police Post.
As per police sources, a girl namely Rabia Ayaz (10), a resident of Khowra Khari village, lost balance and fell into Mahoo nallah while crossing a temporary wooden bridge near Khari and was swept away by a strong current.
A policeman Bashir Ahmad Nayak and Quick Reaction Team volunteer Rashid Bashir risked their lives and pulled out the girl about 700 metres down the stream.
Praising the rescuers’ efforts, Tehsildar Khari Ashok Kumar said he was on market checking when the incident occurred and immediately rushed to the scene along with the police party and the quick reaction team.
“The administration will reward both the rescuers for their extraordinary work and dedication”, an official said, adding the girl along with a woman relative was returning home from Public Health Centre (PHC) Khari when the incident took place.


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