Even before first responders could reach the accident site, local residents rushed to the spot braving the heavy rains and Covid scare to save many lives. And, their efforts are being lauded by everyone.
Even Air India took to Twitter to thank the locals of Malappuram for stepping up to help.
Even though the area was a Covid containment zone, volunteers rushed to the accident site to lend a helping hand. They didn't even think about their own safety and health before stepping out to help, which is truly commendable.
Twitter also appreciated the local residents for helping.
Volunteering must come from heart.— Suweid (@suweidacks) August 11, 2020
Thank you people. https://t.co/yJMmfav6ie
Faith in humanity never dwindles in my country! https://t.co/kRAsAUuYaE— Sreyashi Dey (@SreyashiDey) August 10, 2020
Culture of Kerala in helping stricken, injured and the sick..!! Unbeatable, from their hearts.. Proud Malayalee..!!— Suresh MD (@Moochikal) August 11, 2020
മലപ്പുറം ജില്ലയിലെ ആളുകൾ പണ്ടെ അടിപൊളി ആണ് 🤩🤩🤩— Habeeb Rahman Ma (@Habeebma1397) August 11, 2020
PROUD TO BE A MALAPPURAM BOY
Our folks are ever indebted to your services— Appu (@appooz) August 10, 2020
Currently, nearly 600 Keralites have been quarantined after helping with the rescue operation. 18 people, including the pilot and co-pilot, lost their lives in the crash.
Kudos to the people of Malappuram for coming to the rescue.