Compassion amid floods: Dog rescued at Sukkur Barrage

Published: August 15, 2013
The dog battled against the current for hours.

The dog battled against the current for hours.

SUKKUR: The recent monsoon rains and heavy flooding in Pakistan have left dozens dead and thousands homeless, but one lucky pooch in Sukkur survived drowning on Thursday, thanks to the heroic efforts of local authorities.

In a rare show of compassion and efficiency, a drowning dog was rescued by Department of Irrigation officials when it was spotted battling the strong currents at gate number three of the Sukkur Barage, Express News reported on Thursday.

The dog was seen to be putting up a fight for his survival, and soon a large crowd gathered near the barrage’s gate. At this point, workers from the Irrigation Department risked their lives to get to the water’s edge and begin rescue efforts.

After hours of rescue work, the dog was safely brought back on land using a net.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • ahmed
    Aug 15, 2013 - 5:36PM

    thumbs up!!


  • Ali
    Aug 15, 2013 - 8:09PM

    Good job guys…proud of you….!!Recommend

  • Luciferous
    Aug 16, 2013 - 12:29AM

    What are names of these brave and compassionate men?
    Or Pakistani media only publishes names, along with full biography of murderers, rapists, kidnappers, “honour” killers, blackmailers and other criminals?


  • Hina
    Aug 16, 2013 - 1:01AM

    finally some compassion for animals


  • Bushra Sikander
    Aug 16, 2013 - 1:29AM

    Great work. Faith in humanity (in Pakistan) restored.


  • Vorador
    Aug 16, 2013 - 11:38PM

    This made my day.


  • Sep 1, 2013 - 4:46PM

    Humanity is first in Islam, we have neglected this part, that’s why we are in a terrible state, Salam to these compassion people, we need more and more people like this


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