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This Keralite couple is being honored, hailed in Abu Dhabi, Here is why

Saturday May 12, 2018 3:50 PM, News Network

Keralite in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: Sufyan Shanavas and his wife Aliya are being hailed from all around Abu Dhabi and have also been honored by the UAE police for their risky but extraordinary efforts to save an Arab national injured in an accident.

According to Khaleej Times, Sufiyan risked his life to rescue the Arab national injured in the accident and then also averted a possible pile-up on the Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road.

"We were cruising through Al Mafraq area when I suddenly noticed that the pick-up in front of me was not moving. In the nick of time, I applied hand brakes and stopped just metres away from the vehicle. We immediately rushed out and found that it was an accident. I opened the door and found an Arab national bleeding inside the vehicle. He was conscious, but in a state of shock. He wasn't responding to my queries”, Sufiyan said while talking to KT.

“I switched on the hazard light and searched for the triangle warning sign but couldn't find one in the pickup and got it from my car. Meanwhile, Aliya called the Abu Dhabi Police. I moved my car to the hard shoulder, but was unable to move the pickup. We managed to move the person out of his pickup to safety. Despite the hazard light and triangle sign, we had some close calls with approaching vehicles that missed hitting us by a few inches. I knew this could lead to a collision or pile-up crashes, which would mean more casualties," he added.

Then, Sufiyan did the unthinkable. "I stood on the fast lane and waved frantically so that other cars could notice the danger. Still, there were 2-3 cars that came very close to hitting me. I took the risk otherwise these cars would have surely crashed into the pickup. When I look back, I don't know what made me act”, he said.

Sufiyan works as a duty manager with Etisalat in Mushrif Mall and Aliyah is a finance and admin secretary at Marina Mall.

The police appreciated the presence of mind shown by the couple in acting swiftly and taking all necessary precautions. The couple was honored by Abu Dhabi Police on Wednesday.

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