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Pune, January 15: A 42-year-old woman showed her presence of mind by taking control of a minibus, carrying women and children, after the driver suffered a seizure in the Pune district of Maharashtra, a an official said on Saturday.

A video of the incident, which took place on January 7, has gone viral on social media.

The woman, Yogita Satav, was traveling with other women and children after having a picnic at an agrotourism resort in Shirur near Pune.

The driver showed signs of a seizure and stopped the vehicle in the middle of a deserted road.

As the women and children on the bus began to panic and cry, Satav stepped in to take control of the steering wheel and drove him to the hospital.

“As I knew how to drive a car, I decided to take charge of the bus. The first important task was to provide the driver with proper medical treatment. So, I drove to a nearby hospital and I admitted there,” Satav said.

The woman, who traveled 10 km, also dropped off the other passengers at their homes.

Satav has garnered praise from all quarters as she showed courage in the face of crisis and did not panic.

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