8-year-old saves another child from getting drowned

SHILLONGAn 8-year-old boy, Nihi Freddy War of Latyrke village saved a 7-year-old boy named Aminul Muhammad Ali, from drowning in the abandoned water reservoir of Water Resource Department at Moopun near River Kwai, Moolamylliang Village under Sutnga Elaka on Thursday.

As per a statement issued here by Research Officer, Directorate of Social Welfare, I.K. War, the incident took place at around 10: 30 am on Thursday.

Nihi along with his cousin, Betmi da-o Pariat, also 8 years old, were playing in the open while Ali was also playing on his own in the vicinity.

After sometime, Nihi noticed that Ali had gone to the water tank and disappeared. Sensing trouble since Ali did not come back, Nihi went to check and found out that only Ali’s fingers are moving in the water surface.

In an act of bravery, War said that Nihi bent down and caught hold of the victim’s fingers tightly and pulled him outside as he sensed an impending danger.

The victim had sustained minor injury while being rescued from the water tank.


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