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Peshawar attack: When a faulty alarm saved a life

world Updated: Dec 17, 2014 22:58 IST
Peshawar attack

A faulty alarm clock has saved the life of a 15-year-old boy who failed to wake up in time for school, becoming the only student in Class 9 of the army-run school who survived the Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children.

Dawood Ibrahim had attended a marriage function with other members of his family on Monday night and his alarm did not ring next morning. He could not wake up on time and had to skip school, The Express Tribune reported.

The shocking incident has rendered him speechless and he is showing no emotion after six of his close friends died in the blood bath.

"Dawood isn't talking to anyone, he isn't talking at all. He is in the judo team and is a tough child but he is showing no emotion at all right now. He just attended funerals the entire day. No one from his class survived; every single one of them was killed," his elder brother Sufyan Ibrahim was quoted as saying by the paper.

Sufyan said Dawood had attended a wedding last night and he overslept.

The silence of an alarm clock saved a life and the silence of Dawood now needs to wake up many, Pakistan Judo Federation said on the plight of the child.

The attack on Army Public School on Warsak Road Tuesday was the most gruesome militant assault in Pakistan's history, bringing international condemnation and outrage.