Close shave for Afghan child at IGI airport
New Delhi: A three-year-old Afghan girl had
a miraculous escape on Tuesday when she playfully jumped on a
moving dispatch conveyor belt and carried away to the first
level of baggage handling system, but was saved by a house-
keeping staff at the Terminal 3 of the IGI airport.
Zohra, who along with her parents was to board Kabul-
bound Kam Air flight RQ 116, strayed from her parents and
climbed on to the dispatch conveyor on Row K at the departure
level around 1.32 PM, airport sources said.
She was carried to the level-1 of the baggage handling
system with the belt.
Seeing this, housekeeping staff Kanhaiya Jha, who was
standing near the check-in counter, jumped on to the moving
belt, they said.
"Operations staff on duty immediately stopped the belt
and the child was safely brought out from the initial level
(Level-1) of baggage handling system under Jha`s protective
care," an airport official said.
The child taken for a medical check-up, where doctor on
duty declared her `fit to fly`.
The toddler was later reunited with her parents, who
thanked Jha, and subsequently they boarded the flight. "Jha
was rewarded for his bravery and selfless attitude," a Delhi
International Airport Limited (DIAL) spokesperson said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Indian Army conducts surgical strikes across LoC: Watch DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh's PC
- Indian Army targets terror camps across LoC; Pak PM Sharif condemns
- 7 terror camps destroyed by Indian Army in surgical strikes
- Indian Army surgical strike: Pak rejects claim, says 2 soldiers killed
- Is it time for India to respond militarily to Pak terror instead of peace talks?
- SETBACK! Sedition case against 200 Congress workers for shouting 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans during rally for Uri martyrs
- What is surgical strike and how it is conducted - MUST KNOW for every Indian
- SALUTE! Brave Indian army commandos give befitting reply to Pak-sponsored terrorists
- Surgical strikes across LoC in Pakistan were filmed, videos kept as proof
- US NSA Susan Rice calls Ajit Doval, says 'expect Pakistan to take action against terror’