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India : Local bus driver saves 110 passengers before dying

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posted on Nov, 4 2014 @ 05:22 AM

Udhagamandalam, Tamil Nadu: Battling severe chest pain, a Kerala State Transport Coporation (KSRTC) bus driver on Monday saved 110 passengers by taking the vehicle to the side of a busy ghat road before collapsing and dying of a heart attack on the steering wheel near Pandalur, about 70 km from here.

Abdul Rahman (51) suffered a heart attack and started sweating profusely while carrying 110 passengers from Sultan Bathery to Pandalur, police said.

The KSRTC bus then twice veered off course, but Rahman managed to take it to the side of the road and stopped after hitting a wall near Neelakottai. He then collapsed on the steering wheel and died, they said.

Some passengers took Rahman, a resident of Kozhikode, to a nearby hospital, he was declared brought dead, they said.

Police said the road has lots of curves and it was only the timely action of the driver that had prevented the bus from falling into a deep gorge.

Even at the very end of his life he is concerned about the lives of others . There is really no greater sacrifice and courage . A poor man making a honest living, when the time came unannounced , he did what he had to .
May his soul be at peace and achieve Moksha..

edit on 4-11-2014 by maddy21 because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 4 2014 @ 05:49 AM
a reply to: maddy21

Many would have panicked and have potentially crashed the bus which could have cost the lives of all the people on board. He kept a cool head to the very end and thought of others before himself.

RIP to a true hero

posted on Nov, 4 2014 @ 05:58 AM
much respect to this man.
in the final moments terrifying moments, he had it in him to worry about others.
If there is such thing as a heaven, he better be welcomed in there with a parade.

posted on Nov, 4 2014 @ 06:21 AM
Being the age I am, I find this kind of thread deeply moving, I hope he gets a great 'send-off' when the time comes.

posted on Nov, 4 2014 @ 08:13 AM
Hail to the bus driver... Bus. Driver. Man.

Real act of courage, as the joker put it, you see a persons real character before they are about to die. RIP

posted on Nov, 4 2014 @ 09:14 AM
Wonderful actions of a man with moments to live. All of the respect in the world.

posted on Nov, 4 2014 @ 01:50 PM
Very admirable he chose not to race to or continue on such as to a hospital potentially hurting the passengers due to his condition but to rather bring them to safety. Unfortunate that he didn't make it.


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