UAE Floods: Driver’s car overturns while clicking flood images following safety plea by police

Police authorities in the United Arab Emirates have issued a safety plea to the residents and citizens after a motorist was involved in a crash which took place in Al Ain as he was clicking pictures of floods in the area.

Police authorities in the United Arab Emirates have issued a safety plea to the residents and citizens after a motorist was involved in a crash which took place in Al Ain as he was clicking pictures of floods in the area.

A picture of him was released by Abu Dhabi Police which showed a Nissan Patrol overturned inside a wadi filled with water due to heavy rain showers during last week in the country.

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The car seemed to have turned off a nearby road.

The officers stated that the driver got moderate injuries in the incident.

Police asked the public not to go near the flood-hit areas and warned about the dangers of being distracted when inside the vehicle.

Rain showers were witnessed in Al Ain on Wednesday evening, August 3.

The National Centre for Meteorology (NCM) has issued an alert urging the people in the Garden city to take care of themselves during hazardous weather conditions.

It stated severe weather was forecasted till 9 pm on Wednesday.

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The past week, a summer deluge hit large parts of the Northern UAE, which caused widespread flooding, especially in Fujairah, Sharjah and a few other parts.

Seven people lost their lives, and over 800 were saved after the extreme weather, which resulted in damage to homes, vehicles and other possessions.

The flash floods witnessed in the UAE last week were the highest in the previous 27 years and caused widespread destruction.

People have also started asking for claims from insurance companies for their vehicles and homes.

A committee has also been made to assess the widespread damages and losses incurred due to heavy rain showers around the country. They have been urged to submit a detailed report of the damages.

 

Tariq Saeed

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