Men stranded without water in Saudi desert make lucky escape

Five men stranded for hours without water or phone signal after taking shortcut across sand

Image Credit: Courtesy: Sabq
The stranded men are rescued from the deep sand.

Manama: Five Pakistani expatriates had a lucky escape after they were lost in the harsh Saudi desert for hours without water or phone signal.

The men were on their way to Hafr Al Atash, a small village 150 kilometres north of the capital Riyadh, when they opted to take a shortcut.

However, they lost their way and their truck got stuck in the deep sands. The phone signal was weak and there was no network to allow them to call anyone for help, local news site Sabq reported on Sunday.

“We discovered them hours after they waded into the dramatic situation,” Abdullah Al Rasheedi, a Saudi citizen, said. “I was riding our vehicle with my sons when we saw the truck. We headed towards it and we found the five men. The first thing we did was to provide them with water because they had run out of it.”

The Pakistanis said that they had lost their way and had no idea where they were, he added.

“We worked together to pull the truck out of the sand and afterwards drove ahead of them until the road they had initially sought to reach for their short cut,” Abdullah said.

Online commentators praised the Saudi man for helping the stranded expatriates.


  • abid saeed

    15-Sep-2013 19:19

    well done brother

  • Abdul Rahman

    15-Sep-2013 17:49

    Excellent Work - May allah bless you and your family.

  • Azad Parvez

    15-Sep-2013 17:31

    May Almighty Allah always bless you with happiness and good health, mybrother Abdullah.

  • syed ahmed

    15-Sep-2013 17:22

    Allah bless you and your family.

  • Shaikh Ashfaque Ahhmed

    15-Sep-2013 16:01

    Allah Keep You Always Happy and Full of Joy Your Life....

  • khalid

    15-Sep-2013 15:40

    Masha Allah. its not easy to take the truck out. Wow. May Allahreward you and your family. Amazing. Subhanallah

  • Abid

    15-Sep-2013 15:34

    May Allah bless you.

  • Khan

    15-Sep-2013 15:07

    JAZAK ALLAH, May ALLAH bless you and your family Abdullah Al RAsheedi

  • satish

    15-Sep-2013 14:28

    May Allah bless Abdullah Al Rasheed and all the UAE and GCC nationalswho are regularly showing us expatriates how big their hearts are........

  • Chathura

    15-Sep-2013 13:49

    Great work from so kind hearted men!!!!

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well done brother

abid saeed

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