Two women, Amina Muftah Muhammad and Mitha Muftah Mohammed, were honoured by RAK Police, for coming to the aid of those involved in a traffic accident, ensuring their safety by helping them exit their vehicles before they could succumb to potential burns.

Ras Al Khaimah: Two courageous women, Amina Muftah Muhammad and Mitha Muftah Mohammed, have garnered praise and recognition from the UAE police for their heroic actions in rescuing victims of a traffic accident. The commendation comes as a result of their swift and selfless response to a dangerous situation on one of the Emirates’ roads.

In a commendable display of humanity and quick thinking, Amina Muftah Muhammad and Mitha Muftah Mohammed came to the aid of those involved in a traffic accident, ensuring their safety by helping them exit their vehicles before they could succumb to potential burns. Their brave intervention played a crucial role in safeguarding lives until the arrival of ambulance and rescue teams.

Brigadier Ahmed Saeed Al Naqbi, acting director-general of Central Operations of Ras Khaimah Police, honoured the two citizens in the presence of other esteemed dignitaries, including Colonel Dr Muhammad Abdullah Al-Bahar, Director of Traffic and Patrols Department of Ras Khaimah Police.

This recognition stems from their active role and exceptional humanitarian efforts.

Brig Al Naqbi underscored the Ras Al-Khaimah Police’s commitment to appreciating and supporting the commendable humanitarian initiatives of UAE citizens and residents.

Their dedication not only enhances traffic security but also fosters a sense of social responsibility and safety awareness among the populace.

In response to the accolades, Amina Muftah Muhammad and Mitha Muftah Mohammed expressed their gratitude to the General Command of Ras Khaima Police for providing them with the opportunity to spotlight their community roles and efforts in promoting safety, security, and traffic safety for all members of society. They emphasized their actions as an integral part of their social and national duty, highlighting their commitment to upholding the values and traditions of their homeland.

These two inspiring individuals exemplify the spirit of unity, compassion, and heroism that serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration in the UAE. Their actions not only saved lives but also underscored the importance of community involvement in ensuring the safety and well-being of all citizens.

What happened?

Mitha told Gulf News that the incident occurred on August 23. She was going to the airport to pick up her sister Amina, who had returned from her vacation. As they were heading back home on Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road, she saw a police patrol heading towards a bridge, from where thick black smoke was billowing.

“I told my sister, ‘Let’s go there, maybe someone needs help.’ I drove on an unpaved road and arrived at the accident site,” she recalled.

“I saw two injured women – an old woman in her 50s and a girl in her 20s. I started running toward them.”

The grandmother was asking about her children and grandchildren, she wanted to check on them.

The accident occurred because the car was travelling at a high speed and one of its tyre's exploded. The car then collided with the wall of the bridge, causing the vehicle to catch fire.

Mitha started providing first aid to the injured grandmother before the National Ambulance arrived.

“Meanwhile, a young man came to me and told me that there were three girls who needed help.”

Maitha told her sister Amina to go to the car and bring an abaya (Arab womens’ dress) to cover the woman because she was uncovered.

Then she tended to the girls, who were asking about their grandmother. The injured girls are aged 20, 25, and 27.

Mitha, 43, is a mother of two daughters aged 23 and 18 and has two grandchildren - aged 2 and 1. She was worked for Ras Al Khaimah Police from 2001 to 2010 and took several courses in first aid, which helped her in saving people lives .

“Amina was helping me bring abayas from our car - I had a bag containing abayas that I wanted to take them to laundry. She was also bringing water from our car. She was doing what I informed her to do. It’s our national duty to help others and save lives.”

Earlier rescue

In 2003 Mitha had rescued a 15-year-old Syrian boy from drowning.

She was practicing sports along with Amina at the beach when she heard some children screaming for help. Mitha went into the sea, pulled the boy out of the water and administered first aid.