Saudi boy honored for rescuing 18 during floods

Cars are seen on a flooded street after heavy rain in Tabuk, 1500 km (932 miles) from Riyadh January 28, 2013. (Reuters)

An 11-year-old boy miraculously saved 18 people who had gotten trapped in the recent floods, Al-Watan daily reported.

Ahmad Al-Khuzaimi was honored by Asir Emir Prince Faisal Bin Khalid for his valor.

The boy left home to watch the scenery when the rain fell on the governorate last week.

He saw, not far away from where he was sitting, a group of people on top of their cars who had gotten trapped in the floods.

The phone lines had gone down and it was impossible to call for help.

Ahmad went home and asked his mother to give him the keys to his father’s large tractor.

He hopped on, drove through the floods and pulled out all six vehicles with the passengers in them to safety.


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