Wednesday, 26 June 2019 08:44 GMT

UAE- RAK Police rubbishes flooding siren warning rumours

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Earlier on Sunday, Ras Al Khaimah Police teamed up with Abu Dhabi and Dubai Police to rescue 570 people, including children, who were stranded on Jebel Jais.

The rescue operation saw 170 residents airlifted and the rest transported in special police vehicles. The rescue residents who were stranded for 15 hours, were taken to a hotel in the emirate, while their 300 -odd cars remained on the mountain.

Ras Al Khaimah Police has issued an advisory last night regarding another area, Wadi Bih which is prone to flooding. Residents were alarmed by sirens in the area on Sunday. Debunking evacuation rumors in the area, the police said in an Instagram post that everything is under control.

In case the residents receive any information about flooding or evacuation they should confirm with the authorities before sharing it ahead as spreading inauthentic rumours, reports or fake news is illegal in UAE .

Spreading fake news and rumours on social media destabilises the security of the country and could cause losses to the tune of "millions of dirhams", a Dubai Police official had said last year.

Jamal Ahmed from Al Ameen service stressed that sharing rumours and other false statements is a criminal offence that is punishable by law with a fine of up to Dh1 million.


UAE- RAK Police rubbishes flooding siren warning rumours

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