Health Minister Veena George visits Fasna at MIMS Hospital, Kottakkal | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kottakkal: Although hours have passed since Fasna, a Palakkad native, came back to life from the face of death, she has not been able to pull herself together yet. This newlywed woman and her husband Faisal were passengers on the ‘Atlantic’ boat that capsized in Tanur on Sunday night claiming the lives of 22 people.
“We reached Thooval Theeram around 4 pm on Sunday. At the time, the boat had more than 30 passengers and was about to sail. We (Faisal and Fasna) stood on the top deck of the boat. Around 300 metres off the shore, the boat began to overturn. Immediately, I grabbed Fasna’s hand and jumped into the water,” said Faisal, who knows swimming.
The young man saved his wife’s life and made her sit on top of the capsized boat. After 10 minutes, both of them were brought to shore by rescue persons.
At present, Fasna and Faisal are undergoing treatment at the acute care unit at MIMS Hospital, Kottakkal. The couple got married three months ago.