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At the scene of the rescue in Sharjah.

PHOTO BY NATIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE CENTRE


Man, 2 trapped in Sharjah wadi floods rescued

 

DUBAI – Three people swept by floods in Sharjah have been rescued as heavy rainfall sparked severe flooding in wadis, authorities said on Wednesday (May 27).

The rescue effort happened as rain of varying intensities continued to hit parts of Sharjah and the rest of the UAE this week.

In one of the wadis, Sharjah Police airlifted to safety two people who were trapped in the rushing waters. A child was also rescued by residents in the area.

A video by the National Search and Rescue Centre (NSRC) showed a man being pulled up into a helicopter by a rescuer.

 

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26-5-2020 نفذ المركز الوطني للبحث والإنقاذ بالتنسيق مع القيادة العامة لشرطة الشارقة والدفاع المدني وفريق الإمارات للإنقاذ ودائرة التخطيط والمساحة فرع خورفكان مهمة بحث وإنقاذ لأشخاص مفقودين في وادي الحلو التابع لإمارة الشارقة. تم العثور على الأشخاص المفقودين وعددهم (7) أشخاص، حيث تم نقل شخصان منهم إلى مستشفى كلباء بواسطة طائرة البحث والإنقاذ التابعة للمركز الوطني للبحث والإنقاذ، ونجاة طفل ونقله إلى المستشفى بواسطة الجمهور المتواجد في موقع الحدث، وتم العثور على باقي المفقودين الأربعة الآخرين الذين وافتهم المنية.

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Meanwhile, NSRC said that four people were found dead in Wadi Al Helo, which was hit by heavy rain and severe floods.

According to NSRC, the bodies were found as rescuers looked for seven people who were reported missing in the area.

The NSRC said it found all seven missing people in cooperation with Sharjah Police. ICA/Expat Media

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