Gurdaspur hero: Bus driver who saved many lives

  • IANS, Dinanagar
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2015 15:21 IST
Punjab Roadways driver Nanak Chand saved several lives when terrorists launched an attack here on Monday. The courageous driver drove towards the terrorists as they open fired at the bus. HT Photo

The alertness and bravery of a bus driver saved several lives as terrorists launched an attack here in Punjab on Monday.

Punjab Roadways driver Nanak Chand did not panic even when the terrorists fired at the bus and instead scared the terrorists by driving towards them.

As the terrorists, numbering four, moved back, the driver swerved the bus and drove it away. Since shots were fired at the bus, Nanak Chand drove it straight to a government hospital to get the injured passengers treated. He also called up the police to inform about the incident.

"There were 75 passengers in the bus. I thought that it was important to save their lives. I did not stop the bus," Nanak Chand told journalists.

The incident took place around 5:30am on Monday.

"The driver's alertness saved several lives. Otherwise, the passengers could have been an easy target for the terrorists," said a Punjab Roadways general manager.

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