DUBAI: An Emirati pupil who rescued his mates after a fire broke out in their school bus has been visited by UAE Vice President and Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid in honor of his heroic act.
In a video that went viral, Sheikh Mohammed is seen walking alongside student Khalifa Al-Kaabi on Wednesday at his school. The Dubai ruler also met the boy’s friends who were boarding the bus at the time of the incident, in Kalba.
Three students were on board heading to school when a massive fire broke out in their bus on Tuesday morning, local newspapers have said.
Al-Kaabi warned the bus driver that smoke was coming from under the vehicle. The driver stopped but saw nothing underneath the bus and decided to keep going.
In a few seconds, a massive fire engulfed the bus and Al-Kaabi managed to push his mates out of the bus door and call the police for rescue.
With our hero Khalifa Al Kaabi, who saved his classmates when their bus caught fire and managed to get them all out minutes before it burst into flames.
Khalifa is more than just a boy. He's a man who loves to offer a helping hand like his president Khalifa Bin Zayed. pic.twitter.com/gqdNAvVlNX
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) September 4, 2019