Dubai ruler visits pupil who rescued friends from bus fire 

In a video that went viral, Sheikh Mohammed is seen walking alongside student Khalifa Al-Kaabi. (Courtesy Sheikh Mohammed's official Twitter account)
Updated 04 September 2019

Dubai ruler visits pupil who rescued friends from bus fire 

  • In a video that went viral, Sheikh Mohammed is seen walking alongside student Khalifa Al-Kaabi
  • Al-Kaabi saved his mates who were heading to school when a massive fire broke out on their bus

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.

 


Yemen thanks UAE for evacuating students from China

Updated 9 min 4 sec ago

Yemen thanks UAE for evacuating students from China

  • Al-Hadrami has thanked the UAE for its “cooperation and help” in the evacuation process
  • The Yemeni students are temporarily staying in quarantine in the UAE

DUBAI: The Yemeni foreign ministry has thanked the UAE for its collaboration in the evacuation of Yemeni students in the Chinese city of Wuhan which had been at the outbreak of the coronavirus.  

The Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammed Abdullah al-Hadrami has thanked the UAE on the minsitry’s official Twitter account for its “cooperation and help” in the evacuation process.

The tweet said the students were welcomed in the UAE and are temporarily staying in quarantine before they get cleared to return to Yemen.