VIDEO: Saudis save others in flash floods

Saudi Arabia has faced extreme weather situations in the past, the worst coming in 2009 when at least 123 citizens perished in Jeddah due to floods. (Archives)

A video capturing the moment two Saudi men saved a German tourist during a flash flood recently went viral on social media..

But that was not the first time footage of everyday Saudis becoming heroes as they saved others during dangerous situations caused by extreme weather conditions has gone viral.

The kingdom has faced extreme weather situations in the past, but arguably some of the worst was in 2009 when at least 123 people died in floods in Jeddah.

We look back at some of the more heroic moments captured on video

[2016] Saudis rescue South Asian expat in Najran


A group of locals were able to get to a South Asian truck driver before his tanker was dragged away by flash floods in Najran. The province experienced heavy rain in April, when 18 people were killed in the country while 915 were rescued.

[2012] Family nearly drowns in Huraymila floods


A family travelling in their SUV found themselves in the middle of fast flowing floods in the neighborhood of Huraymila, Riyadh. A group of young Saudi men were able to tow the car using a rope connected to a pickup truck - dragging it into safety.

[2009] Man rescues drowning woman in Hail


A woman nearly drowned after the car she was in with her husband got stuck on a side road that was rapidly flooding when a man was caught on tape yanking the door open and grabbing her hand in attempt to pull her to safety.

The man, named Saif al-Namadhi by local media, was unsuccessful as he pulled, along with the woman, into the rapid current until a second man was able to rescue both.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49
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