Personnel of the General Directorate of the Civil Defence rescued a motorist on Saturday from drowning as his vehicle got stranded in an underpass for camels at Rawdat Al Rashid.
Local Arabic daily Arrayah reported that the motorist's SUV was completely submerged in the rain water that flooded the unpaved underpass.
The Civil Defence team hurried to the spot after receiving a call for help. A Civil Defence personnel was lowered into the underpass with the help of a crane and he rescued the man.
A video of the rescue operation has gone viral on various social media platforms. Accordingly, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has tweeted that the underpass is designated only for camels. It is located under Salwa Road 2km north of exit 29 towards Abu Samrah.
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