LAHORE: A sacrificial cow fell in a drain in Green Town but was safely evacuated on Sunday.
Rescue 1122 officials evacuated the cow after a one hour operation and handed it over it to its owner.
Muhammad Aslam, resident of Township, was going to the cattle market to sell the cow. The cow jumped into the drain after hearing a pressure horn which scared it.
Aslam called Rescue 1122 for help. Rescue officials arrived at the scene and started a rescue operation.
After a painstaking effort of an hour rescue workers along with the help of the locals were able to pull the animal out of the drain.
Muhammad Aslam while speaking with The Express Tribune said that he appreciated the effort of rescue workers who saved his only cow.
He said that the incident happened at around 4 pm when a rash driver honked a pressure horn.
He said that the animal panicked and started running wildly.
He said that then the cow fell into the drain.
Aslam said that initially the rescue workers tried to pull out the animal but they failed. He said, later, he and people in the vicinity gave the rescue workers a hand and succeeded in pulling out the cow.
He said that he is a very poor man and the cow was the only valuable possession he had.
He added that he had been nurturing the animal for two years and planned to sell the cow this year on the eve of Eidul Azha.
He said that for a moment he thought that he had lost every thing when the cow fell into the drain.
Rescue workers said that they care equally about the possessions of the rich and the poor.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 15th, 2010.
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