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Police rescue hundreds of people on top of Jebel Jais.

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Hundreds stranded on Ras Al Khaimah mountain for 15 hours

 

DUBAI – More than 500 people were left stranded on the UAE’s highest peak, Jebel Jais, for 15 hours after heavy rain pounded Ras Al Khaimah on Saturday, police said.

They were airlifted to safety by Ras Al Khaimah Police on Sunday (April 14). Among those rescued were families and children.

They were airlifted in batches of 20 inside a rescue helicopter after rainwater flooded roads to and from Jebel Jais.

Major General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, General Commander of Ras Al Khaimah Police, said that The blocked roads spanned Jebel Jais, Wadi Shaam, Wadi Ghalila, and Wadi Al Beeh.

Al Nuaimi said that police advised stranded people to wait until rescue teams moved them to safety.

A Ras Al Khaimah resident who was among those rescued said that the Ras Al Khaimah Police provided everyone food, water and light.

The Ras Al Khaimah Police deployed more than 77 police patrols on roads and highways to maintain road safety during one of the emirate’s strongest downpours in recent history. GAD/Expat Media

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