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A man who was burning alive was rescued by a young Muslim woman who used her abaya (robe) to put out the flames.

The 22-year-old woman Jawaher Saif Al Kumaiti has been honoured by military and state officials for saving a burning driver in the city of Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates.

According to the Khaleej Times the driver, identified as 'H. Sing' had been involved in a collision with two trucks.

As the vehicle caught fire, he attempted to escape but his own clothes became ignited.

A witness described the scene:

He was surprised when a woman who appeared all of a sudden, stopped her car, rushed to him, and started putting out the fire with her abaya, and covered him with it.

An abaya is a loose fitting robe, often black, that covers the body like a long caftan.

The woman, at the time anonymous, was subsequently identified as Jawaher.

In a video shared by the Khaleej Times, Jawaher said she was driving back from visiting a friend in hospital when she saw the burning man.

He on fire this guy, there was yelling in the street, people were standing watching the guy doing nothing.

So I took off my friend's abaya, I left the car, I went to the guy, I covered the guy.

He was crying, he was telling me 'I'm dying'.

The man (H. Sing) was then cared for by paramedics, and taken to the hospital for treatment.

The Khaleej Times reports that the city's civil defence director general, Brigadier honoured Jawaher and her father at their headquarters.

What you have done, Jawaher, speaks volumes about kindness and truly reflects the human values of sacrifice, dignity and commitment.

Your timely and swift action helped save the life of the driver on fire.

HT Khaleej Times

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