Good Samaritans save lives amid terror mayhemSeptember 14th, 2008 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) When nameless terrorists were out to kill, faceless good Samaritans also were out to save lives in the capital, help out the survivors’ relatives and donate blood.After the five blasts rocked the capital Saturday evening, killing at least 21 people, several people rushed to help the victims putting their own lives at risk. Many brought the injured to hospitals, admitted them to emergency wards, informed the family members and then left the place - to help others.
For 27-year-old Shoaib Khan, a mobile phone dealer in Karol Bagh, Krishan Das was nothing less than an angel when he was lying critically injured on the Gaffar Market road.
Khan’s relative Mohammed Naim told IANS: “I received a call from one Krishan Das saying my brother-in-law was injured in the blast and was being taken to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. When we reached here (at the hospital), Shoaib was in the emergency ward and that person had already left.”
“A Hindu saved the life of my brother-in-law and he is like god for us. Terrorists are neither Hindus nor Muslims, their aim is to kill. We should be united in this hour to fight against those spreading terror,” Naim added.
Amit Saxena, 25, was not so lucky and succumbed to his injuries at the Ram Manohar Lohia around midnight.
Saxena, working with an IT firm at the Barakhamba Road, was critically injured in the blast and was rushed to the hospital by a stranger called Gaurav.
“When we came to the hospital he was being operated upon. Around midnight doctors told us that Saxena has died,” said Pradeep Kumar, Saxena’s friend.
At hospitals, volunteers cheerfully distributed bread and tea to the survivors’ relatives. The Bhai Daya Singh Charitable Foundation, an NGO, deployed its ambulances to carry the dead to the crematoriums - without any charge.
A group of National Cadet Corps (NCC) volunteers queued up to donate blood for the survivors.