Sameer instant hero

Sameer instant hero

“I was returning from Maravoor mosque after morning prayers and heard a sound of an aircraft readying for landing. Within few seconds, I heard some loud sound which made me look at the runway on the hillock. I  saw aircraft sliding down the hillock.”

“Immediately I called the control room. They took down my name, cell number and address. Within few minutes, Bajpe police called me and asked me the nearest way to reach the spot. I gave them all the details. Within few minutes, even Police Commissioner called me and asked me to go to the spot with the locals and all give possible help to the victims.”

“I along with other friends walked to the spot using the nearest possible path. After we rescued a woman, we heard a kid screaming. When we went to pull her out, there was a loud blast and the aircraft broke into further pieces,” he informed.

Sameer said that within a few minutes, he could see the airport fire engines spraying water from atop the cliff. They sprayed water for 10 minutes. However, they could not reach the burning aircraft. Later, they came near the spot for spraying water.

In press meet held on Monday, Police Commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh lauded the efforts of Sameer and also head constables Chandra and Vittal Saphalya at the control room and ASI Krishna Bhat at the district control room for their quick response.

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