Man honoured for rescuing girl from Sharjah tower blaze


Hero broke down door after hearing 11-year-old’s screams.

Sharjah: Sharjah Civil Defence has honoured a man who saved an 11-year-old girl from the Abbco Tower blaze in Al Nahda, Sharjah, that happened last Tuesday May 5.

Colonel Sami Khamis Al Naqbi, Director General of Sharjah Civil Defence, on Sunday handed Mohammed Omar a certificate of appreciation for his courage after he broke a door down and rescued the girl after hearing her screams.

Both were able to safely evacuate and the girl is in good health.

Colonel Al Naqbi indicated that the honour comes within the framework of the Civil Defense’s keenness to encourage the public to feel societal responsibility. He urged the public to exert more benevolence and effort in helping others.