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01 October 2023

Cab driver tried to sell customer for $1,000

By Staff

A Filipina girl waved for a taxi in Kuwait and asked the Bangladeshi driver to take her to work. A few minutes later, she opened the door and hurled herself out after overhearing him telling a friend he has a girl to sell for $1,000.

The girl suffered from serious injuries after jumping out of the speeding cab and narrowly escaped death when a car behind the taxi nearly hit her.

As he maneuvered his way from the girl, the driver of the other car, a Kuwait, phoned the ambulance and then chased the taxi, forcing it to stop. Police later arrived and arrested the Bangladeshi.

At hospital, the Filipina told investigators that she jumped out of the taxi when she overheard the driver telling a friend that he had a girl to sell for KD300 and after he refused to let her out.

“The taxi driver was arrested and charged of kidnapping and causing serious injuries to the girl,” Alwatan daily said.

Smoking passenger sparks aircraft alarm in air

An Egyptian passenger aboard a Saudia flight en route to Cairo sneaked into the toilet and lit a cigarette, triggering alarm in the aircraft.

Salim Hamdi had first tried to smoke while seated but was told by the cabin crew to put out his cigarette as Saudia enforces a “no-smoking” policy during its flights. He unfastened his seat belt and went to smoke in the water closet.

“He triggered the alarm in the aircraft, prompting the cabin crew to rebuke him again..…they then informed the pilot after the passenger insisted on smoking,” the Saudi Arabic language daily Kabar said.

“The pilot notified Cairo airport about the passenger’s behavior…when the plane landed at Cairo airport, police arrested the passenger.”

Dumb child finds dead infant

A dumb child stumbled across a dead infant in a dry fountain in a park in Saudi Arabia while he was playing around, a newspaper said on Tuesday.

The baby was wrapped in a piece of cloth and hidden in a carton box, which was dumped inside the empty fountain in the western town of Taif.

“The child rushed to visitors to the park and waved to them to come to the fountain….police were then called to the park,” Taif daily said.

Family of five charred to death inside car

A Saudi man, his three wives and little daughter were charred to death inside a car which caught fire after an accident in the Gulf kingdom.

The man was on his way home on a motorway in western Saudi Arabia when his car, a Toyota Camry, rammed into a truck, Kabar newspaper said.

“The car caught fire and all of them were charred to death after they were stuck inside,” the paper said.