Guwahati, July 9: An 11-year-old boy jumped into a river in Assam when he saw a woman and her child struggling in the water. The young boy not only managed to stay afloat in the rising water level but also saved the woman and the toddler.
The woman was trying to cross a small river in Assam when the water level suddenly went up. The young boy, Uttam, saw them struggling and immediately jumped into the river and saved the two.
The district officials have now said that they would recommend Uttam’s name for the national bravery award for children.
According to ANI, District Magistrate Lakhy Jyoti Das said, “Uttam jumped into the water and saved the woman and one of her child. We have spoken to Deputy Commissioner to acknowledge the child’s bravery at national level.”
As rains continue to lash Assam and other northeastern states, Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level in Nimati Ghat.
According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDM) reports, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Jorhat, Lakhimpur and Golaghat districts have been affected by the flood. (Agencies)