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Video: Bus carrying 20 passengers gets swept away in Dubai's flooded wadi

Filed on May 27, 2020

All passengers were able to wade their out of the vehicle and walk towards the top of the mountain.

Twenty bus passengers, who got stuck in a flooded wadi in Dubai, have been rescued by the emirate's police.

The bus they were travelling in was swept away by floods in Wadi Hatta's Umm Al Nosor area, according to a local media report on Wednesday.

When the bus started to sink, all passengers were able to wade their out of the vehicle and walk towards the top of the mountain to stay alive until the rescuers arrived. One of them was injured.

Also read: 4 dead in UAE wadi incident, 8 rescued


Colonel Mubarak Al Ketbi, director of the Dubai Police's Hatta station, said the operations room was alerted to the incident at 7.20pm. As soon as they received the report, rescue teams rushed to the site on board special mountain patrol vehicles.

One officer helped the group walk towards the main road, until they reached a safe area where they were met by the other patrols and the Dubai Ambulance.


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