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Four Malayalis bravely rescue UAE citizen from drowning; Heroic story goes viral

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ABU DHABI: UAE recently faced one of the most destructive rainfalls in 75 years and it took a heavy toll on the daily lives of lakhs including Malayalis. However, the flood and the resulting consequences were not shocking for Malayalis as they had prior experience valiantly surviving the 2018 flood scare in Kerala through unity and sheer determination.

And now, social media is all praise for some Malayalis who conducted rescue operations in UAE, akin to the 2018 Kerala floods. It was one regional media channel that brought out the news.

Emirati citizen Jassim Obaid Humaid Hilal Al Sabi was rescued by Keralaites Baburaj, Umarul Farooq, Muhammad Nisar and Nooruddin in one brave attempt.

The 16th of April witnessed heavy rain in UAE. All these Malayalis were living in Kalba UAE. The essential things were stored safely and they decided to shift to Nooruddin’s workplace for safety. The road this time was overflowing with water and the four Keralites spotted Jassim trapped inside a pickup van. The van was on the brink of getting swept away in the flood and a possible catastrophe was waiting. Braving all odds, the Malayalis took the UAE national out of the vehicle and brought him to safety.

It was only later they knew that Jassim’s house keys and mobile phone were left behind in the vehicle. The Malayalis again took up the mission and brought everything to safety, at a stage when the vehicle was about to be swept away. The Emirati national hugged the rescuers and offered them money, but the Keralaites politely refused The Keralites then escorted the man to his house.

Some days after the incident, a call reached the Malayalis. It was the Emirati citizen asking for time to meet them all. A tea party was arranged at his house and the Keralites received a rousing welcome.

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