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July 24, 2002 

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DAUGHTER SAVES MOTHER FROM THE WHEELS OF DEATH AND WINS NATIONAL BRAVERY AWARD

Smitha, Kollam

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21-year-old LLB student Smitha who saved her mother from being run over by the train has been awarded national bravery award, Jeevan Raksha Pathak.

The incident occurred on January 23, 2001 when Smitha and her mother Vasantha were walking across a railway crossing at Kollam.  As one train pulled away, the waiting travelers  - including mother and daughter surged forward, not knowing that a goods train was fast approaching along the adjacent track.

Seeing the train, the commuter including Smitha ran to the other side.  But Vasantha fell down on the track and was unable to get up.

While others stood transfixed at the imminent tragedy, Smitha rushed to her mother and in the snatch of a moment pulled her out of danger.  Just then the train screeched past the dazed duo.

 

 

Courtesy: Kerala Kaumudi, April 16, 2002

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