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Arab youth drowns after being swept by high waves in UAE – News

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The victim was trying to remove the debris left behind by the high waves.

A young Arab national was drowned after being caught up by high waves which dragged him from the beach of a hotel where he was working in Al Aqa area near Dibba in Fujairah.

The victim was trying to remove the debris left behind by the Cyclone Kyarr, but unfortunately, he was pulled down to the sea by the high waves, and went missing.

An official with the hotel said the victim was working for the foods and beverages section.

“He was on duty at the back yard of the hotel overlooking at the sea. He was surprised by a high wave that dragged him into the deep water.”

“It was difficult for anyone to give hand as the sea was very rough,” he added.

“The authorities were alerted about the tragic mishap, and later on his body was fished out of the sea.”

Meanwhile, up to 1,324 fishermen here in the eastern region have completely stopped their fishing activities due to the Cyclone Kyarr.

Sulaiman Al Khaddeem, Deputy Fishermen Societies, said it was impossible for all fishermen to go fishing because of the strong winds and high waves.

“However, fish was supplied to the markets from other emirates that were not affected by the Cyclone Kyarr, while imported fish was also available.”

The Sharjah Police, in collaboration with departments, have provided shelter to 154 people of 20 families whose houses were flooded by the seawater.

“Up to 30 houses at Bardi area, Qadisiya area, and Khor Kalba, were evacuated and the people there were moved to hotel apartments.”

ahmedshanaban@khaleejtimes.com

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Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I have been in Dubai since December 2005. Before coming here, I worked as an English language instructor, chief En/Ar translator, proofreader, reporter in Egypt and Qatar. I have also worked as a reporter, correspondent and simultaneous translator with two satellite channels in Dubai. I have a masters degree in media, Cairo University, 2014, a bachelor degree in English language and translation, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1996, and three post-graduate diplomas in English language and Instruction. With over 19 years of experience in translation, interpretation, EFL instruction, and reporting. I am interested in technology, aviation, politics, as well as community, parliament and defence issues. I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and surfing the web.


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