BSF saves life of villager near IB in Jammu

Jammu, Sep 18 (PTI) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday saved the life of a villager who was bitten by a poisonous snake near the International Border (IB) here, officials said.

Sami Chaudhary and Subhash Kumar, both residents of Bega village, were cutting grass in a field near Khatmaria border post when the cries of Chaudhary attracted the attention of the BSF guards manning a post nearby, the officials said.

They said the BSF personnel immediately rushed to the scene and found that Chaudhary was bitten by a poisonous snake.

The villager was given first aid and shifted to a local hospital where his condition is stated to be “stable”, the officials said, adding the locals appreciated the timely action of the troops in saving a precious life. PTI TAS AQS

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