MP: 18-year-old schoolgirl jumped into canal and saved two lives
BHOPAL: A schoolgirl’s heroism saved two of the only six persons who survived the Sidhi bus tragedy on Tuesday morning. Shivrani Lunia, 18, lives in a canalside hut in Sarda village and saw the bus plunge into the water. She didn’t hesitate even a second and dived into the 40-ft-deep canal — as it turned out, seconds are what separated life and death.
She found a woman gas for air, wrapped an arm around her and swam with her to the canal bank, say sources. Leaving her in the care of villagers, she jumped back into the canal, and this time brought a man to safety.
Local MP Riti Pathak brought her before mediapersons and said the teenager rescued a woman and elderly man. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted his praise: “My pranam to daughter Shivrani’s bravery. She didn’t care for her life and saved two persons. The state is proud of her.”
当地议员Riti Pathak将她带到记者面前，并介绍说这名少女救了一名妇女和一名老人。首席部长Shivraj Singh Chouhan在推特上称赞道:“感谢勇敢的Shivrani。她不顾生命危险救了两个人。我们邦为她感到骄傲。”
Another rescuer, Tej Bahadur Parihar, was witness to Shivrani’s bravery. “She jumped into the water and saved two persons. She studies in Class XII and is a local resident. I had also jumped into the canal and helped rescue the survivors with other people.”
All those who survived were saved by locals as the bus sank so quickly that police and specialist rescuers didn’t even get a chance of getting to the spot in time. It was the locals who informed police and administration about the accident. Seven persons were pulled out alive, but one of them, ki Gupta, died in hospital.
Heroic job of saving life. Such persons need to be honoured
GOD BLESS THIS GIRL AND MAY HER DREAMS IN LIFE COME TRUE. HOPE GOVERNMENT GIVES SOME SORT OF REWARD FOR HER SELFLESS ACT.
Secure her future job in Police or any govt department
A real heroine, she jumped into the canal and saved two people. May the Almighty Shiva showers his blessing on her. The go nment should help her to achieve degrees and reach the top of the ladder.
God bless the girl ,she actually deserve bravery award for this.
Hats off salute the Brave Girl
Tapan Kumar Das
Very very commendable.
She deserves a state award or National award for her bravery. Proud of you girl to save 2 lives.
Subhrangshu Sekhar Manna
She should be recruited in NDRF - National Disaster Response Force
God bless you for your bravery. Hope your efforts are honored by the go nment.
SALUTE TO THR GIRL.
India is so proud of this girl . .She is a real hero and a real celebrity now . The state go nment must give her a go nment job after she completes her education for her selfless and brave act of saving people .
Khagendra Roy Dutta
Hats off to her for becoming the savior of two distressed persons, in face of danger of drowning.
They are the real heroes of our daily life. Withut thinking of their own life they plunged into water and saved others
Now this is what we call a 18 years old true indian.
PANKAJ KUMAR DAS
Hats off.She should be trained for swimming for the country.
Bravo. Hats off for her courage.