Woman rescues truck driver from fire with her abaya
ras al khaimah — An unidentified woman in Ras Al Khaimah has bravely rescued an Asian driver from fire, which was erupted after a two-truck collision, and put out the flames with her abaya.
The woman covered the driver’s body with her abaya and drove away, according to a friend of the victim.
The central operations room of the RAK Police, having been alerted of the collision, dispatched traffic police, ambulances, paramedics and rescue teams to the site.
The man was shifted to the hospital, while the police are on search for the brave woman to honour her, said Major Tariq Mohamed Al Shar- han, head of the ambulance and rescue section at the RAK Police.
He said the accident took place on the Martyrs road (ex-Al Twain road) resulted in a fire in one of the trucks. Driver of the truck, identified as H. Singh, managed to escape from the burning cabin, but only after the flames caught his clothes, he added.
“He was surprised by a woman who appeared all of a sudden, stopped her car, rushed to him and started putting out the fire with her abaya, then covered him with it.”
The victim was rushed to the hospital covered with the abaya. The swift action of the woman saved my life, he said.
“The victim assumed that the woman is an Emirati national because of her attire, accent and way of talking. An Emirati man, who came to the scene later, saw the woman and told the police about the woman’s timely and life-saving act, Major Sharhan said. “We are currently trying to collect information about the woman to honour her for her heroic acts.” firstname.lastname@example.org
H. singh, the driver rescued by a woman after his truck caught fire, is recovering in hospital. —