While Delhi roads were flooding due to incessant rains this week, a situation that could have turned fatal was avoided by the timely action of a police constable.
As it rained and vehicles were getting stuck in the rising water, Delhi police got an emergency call seeking help.
“The school bus had about 70 children and two woman teachers. They were shouting for help as water had entered into the bus which had suffered a breakdown and the water level was gradually rising inside,” said Additional DCP (PCR) RK Bansal.
Wednesday’s heavy downpour had led to pooling of several feet deep water at the Pul Prahladpur underpass on MB Road in the morning.
The bus of Eicher School in Sector-46 of Faridabad got stuck in the water, Mr Bansal said.
He said police received a PCR call around 9.45 am about the school bus stuck in the water with children and their teachers onboard.
“A PCR van immediately rushed to the spot,” said the officer.
The PCR van in-charge head constable Murari Lal jumped into the water and rescued 16 children one by one from the bus by carrying them on his shoulder.
Other children were also rescued and safely transferred in another bus, said the officer.
The PCR van personnel head constable Murari Lal and ASI Chokhe Lal will be suitably rewarded for their timely and professional intervention in saving the stranded children, he added.
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