Building crash survivor joins rescue work on leaving hospital

Thane, September 22

A day after being pulled out alive from the particles of a crashed constructing in Bhiwandi city, a person shortly acquired again on his ft and joined rescuers on the website on Tuesday, pushed by zeal to assist these in misery.

Khalid Abdul Khan (42) was amongst 25 individuals who had been rescued from the particles of the constructing by personnel of the Thane Disaster Response Force (TDRF).

The 43-year-old ‘Jilani’ constructing in Bhiwandi city of Thane district collapsed at 3.40 am on Monday. So far, 25 folks have been killed within the crash, police mentioned.

The lifeless embrace 11 youngsters aged between two to 11 years, an official mentioned.

Khan was one of many occupants of the ill-fated three- storey constructing. He was pulled out alive by a TDRF group after about 18 hours and given first support at a hospital.

After leaving the hospital, on Tuesday, a lot to shock of individuals, he got here to the crash website and was seen aiding the TDRF group in rescue and aid operation.

Khan joined the TDRF group in clearing the particles and in search of survivors.

Talking to the media, Khan mentioned whereas trapped below the rubble, he heard the voice of a TDRF group member who was in search of survivors and calling out for them.

The voice was of rescuer Akshay Patil.

Khan mentioned on listening to the voice, he acquired confidence that he can be saved.

“It was as if God had sent him to save me. TDRF members were like ‘farishte’ (angels) sent by God,” Khan mentioned, profusely praising rescuers for his or her dedication.

A drive like TDRF is the necessity of the hour and the Maharashtra authorities ought to create many extra such items, he mentioned.

When TDRF members, who had been the primary to achieve the scene, saved the life of a kid, these current on the spot clapped and appreciated their work.

The TDRF, which comes below the Thane Municipal Corporation’s Disaster Control Cell, was shaped to cope with fallout of calamities.

The TDRF was shaped in 2018 with 12 jawans and the drive now has 33 personnel. It was seen in motion when the Mahalaxmi Express prepare had acquired stranded in floods on outskirts of Mumbai in July 2019.

The drive has additionally taken half in a number of aid and rescue operations throughout floods and in aftermath of constructing collapses in Thane district and close by areas. PTI


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