Jawaher Saif Al Kumaiti saved the man's life by using her abaya
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has praised the actions of Emirati woman Jawaher Saif Al Kumaiti for using an abaya to save the life of a motorist whose truck was engulfed in flames following a collision in Ras Al Khaimah.
During the incident, the 22-year old Al Kumaiti used the abaya to cover the victim – whom police later identified as Indian national Harkirit Singh - who had suffered burns on nearly 50 percent of his body. According to police officials in RAK, Al Kumaiti then “quietly” left the scene of the accident.
Al Kumaiti was only identified after Major Tariq Mohamed Al Sharhan, head of the RAK Police ambulance and rescue section, posted a video on Instagram searching for her identity. He later went on to call her “the bravest woman in the UAE.”
Following a meeting with Al Kumaiti at Qasr Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed raised the heroism and quick thinking she displayed during the incident.
Al Kumaiti’s actions have been applauded by a number of other senior UAE figures, including UAE Interior Minister Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan and RAK Civil Defence Director-General Brigadier Mohamed Abdullah Al Zaabi. Additionally, to thank her, the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi invited her to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday with Ambassador Navdeep Singh Suri on Monday.