UAE Woman Saves Indian Driver's Life, To Be Honoured

The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi will also honour the woman, Navdeep Singh Suri, the Indian Ambassador to the UAE, was quoted as saying.

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UAE Woman Saves Indian Driver's Life, To Be Honoured

The woman saved the man from a fire by dousing the flames with an abaya, a traditional Muslim garment.

Dubai:  A woman saved the life of an Indian truck driver in the UAE when she saw him in flames following a horrific road accident, media reports said. Jawaher Saif Al Kumaiti, 22, was driving home after visiting a friend in a hospital when she saw two trucks burst into flames in Ras al-Khaimah, a city in the UAE, and responded to the victim's pleas for help, Gulf News reported.

She bravely saved the Indian driver from a fire by dousing the flames with an abaya, a traditional garment worn by some Muslim women. Al Kumaiti said she was shocked to see the two trucks on fire following the accident. She also saw a man on fire shouting for help, the report said.

The police have named the victim as Harkirit Singh. Al Kumaiti asked her friend, who was with her, to take off her abaya cloak and leaped out of the car and used it to douse the flames, police said.

"He was lying down. I went to cover the guy because there were no clothes on him. He looked at me and said, 'I'm dying. I'm afraid to die'," she said. She tried to talk to him and calm him down. She told him he would survive as the rescue teams will arrive soon.

"I just thought about saving the man's life," said Al Kumaiti, who works at Adnoc Oasis in Sharjah.

"The police patrols, ambulance and paramedics shortly arrived. They swung into action, provided first aid to the driver, and rushed him to the hospital," it said.

"All thanks and praise to Almighty Allah who gave me the power and courage to act at the right time and save the man's life."

Both the drivers suffered "40 to 50 per cent burns". Major Tariq Mohamed Al Sharhan, head of the ambulance and rescue section at the Ras Al Khaimah police said they want to honour the bravery of the "abaya woman", the report said.

The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi will also honour Al Kumaiti, Navdeep Singh Suri, the Indian Ambassador to the UAE, was quoted as saying by the report.

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