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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Brave 4-year-old risks wolves and the subzero Siberia weather to get help for her grandmother

4-year-old Saglana Salchak has been called the bravest girl in Siberia after she walked five miles through a wolf-packed forest, across a frozen river to get help for her 60-year-old grandmother who was unconscious.
Saglana, who lives with her grandmother and blind grandfather in Tuva republic, Russia, set out with just a box of matches as temperatures dropped below 29 degrees. She walked for over three hours in the cold before she was seen by neighbours who took her to the hospital for check-up. Sadly, the grandmother she was trying to save had died of heart attack which was why she was motionless.
“I just walked, walked and got there,” the little girl later told a local newspaper, Komsomolskaya Pravda, and revealed that her biggest concerns were not fear, but rather she was desperately cold and hungry.
Saglana's journey has led to an investigation by the Tuva Investigative Committee as to why there was no adequate phone or emergency communications in the district. The committee opened a criminal case against the young girl’s mother, Eleonora Salchak, for leaving a minor in danger. If charged, she could face a year in prison.
“She knew that the elderly lacked the ability to take measures to guarantee the child’s safety,” the committee said in a statement. 
Saglana now lives in a local social center. 

11 comments:

ifeoma's verdict said...

Brave little girl.

kayode odusanya said...

Hmm! This story reminds of Little Red Riding Hood.



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kennymac said...

I'd rather say God was with her than term it bravery. She took a risk like the little girl that shhe is. Thank God for her cos she wouldn't stand a chance with one wolf

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Awwww! So nice of her.
Hurts the grandmother had died before help could get to her.



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Prince lexton said...

The mother could have been working so hard to provide for her blind dad and sick mother. This breaks my heart.

Jenny Ekwe said...

Exactly what came to my mind

Amaka Nwabufo said...

Wow...God bless that precious little girl! Indeed when we rid our heart of fear; ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!

Nonye Inspired (James Bond's Girl) said...

my people God of Children dey different from God Of Adults oh!!

Anonymous said...

How can they charge the child's mother for leaving a minor in danger. Was the grandmother incapable of protecting the child. The grandmother died accidentally of natural causes and that is nobody's fault.

kisbykay (Travelling Agency) said...

Brave indeed.

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