A young man from Quetta's Sariab Road area sacrificed his life while saving a minor boy who drowned in a well.
Mir Balach Nowsherwani went down inside the flooded well to rescue the boy. The boy was collecting garbage when the tragedy struck. Unfortunately, both of them lost their lives during the rescue efforts.
"Balach did not come back," Bilawal Nowshwerwani, a cousin of Balach told The Express Tribune as he burst into tears. He said that Balach sacrificed his life to save the life of the minor boy.
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Relatives, friends and people of the area launched a rescue operation on their own to rescue the minor boy and Balach. "We retrieved the two bodies after 14 hours of efforts", Bilawal said.
He said that the rescue team of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) reached the spot after three hours and they were also helpless.
During this situation, two young men from Balochistan's Mastung district reached the spot of the incident. The young men identified as Jalil Ahmed Shahwani and Amir Hamza Shahwani retrieved the bodies after 14 hours.
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"We faced a serious danger inside the well to recover the bodies," Jalil Shahwani told The Express Tribune. He said that there was darkness in the well which was also flooded. "We were not sure that we would come back", he said.
The bravery of the two young men prompted Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Quddus Bizenjo to announce rewards and jobs for both.
The provincial chief offered jobs to the two young men in the DPMA and a reward of Rs0.2 million for them, a spokesman for the CM Secretariat said Friday evening.
He said that the chief minister has expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of precious human lives at Sariab and appreciated the two young men for their bravery.
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