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Gujarat to nominate Amarnath bus driver for bravery award

IANS  |  Surat 

Chief Minister on Tuesday said he will nominate the driver of the Amarnath bus that was attacked by terrorists in for a bravery award.

"We want to thank the bus driver who saved many lives amid heavy firing. The government will nominate Salim for the bravery award with the central government," Rupani told the media at the airport where he had come to receive the remains of the pilgrims.

Seven people were killed and 19 others injured on Monday evening when militants opened fire at the bus carrying pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.

Salim told reporters that God gave him the strength to keep driving despite the firing.

"Firing was going on from all sides, so I kept driving and did not stop," he said. "God gave me the strength to keep moving... I just did not stop anywhere."

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 14:30 IST
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