The Ajman Valley desert in Saudi Arabia witnessed a horrific accident which killed a Kuwaiti man and his 8-year-old son of thirst.

The father and son travelled to the desert where to look for their sheep grazing and on their way back, their vehicle got stuck in the sand, during which they were unable to contact anyone for help, according to local Saudi media.

The tragic incident occurred when the father, known for his expertise in desert trails, and his child went to a desert site near Al-Nairiyah Governorate.

The father’s attempts to get the vehicle out of the sand failed, so he decided to leave his son and go on foot to the Hijrat Moghati area, which is 25 kilometers from the place after his cell phone lost connection, but he died of thirst due to the heat a few hundred meters away from the site.

After a while, the little boy passed out because of dehydration while waiting for his father in an area with a temperature of about 46 degrees Celsius.

The family of the two victims stated that the father had contacted them by phone on the morning of the accident. He informed them that his car had broken down and that he would fix it, but then the connection was lost and they were worried, so the process of searching for them began in the desert.

The family thanked the Saudi authorities for their efforts in finding the two victims who were buried in the Sabhan cemetery in Kuwait.

The son of Faleh Al-Ajmi, told the daily what happened to his father and his little brother is the will of “God Almighty’s. He added my father died who was 82 years old and his eight year old brother died of thirst.

Al-Ajmi pointed out that “the story began with my father and my brother going to visit his family in Saudi Arabia, and he owns a house there, as well as some sheep and takes the animals to graze in Al-Nairiyah Governorate.

He added, “One of the relatives accidentally contacted my father and my father told him that his vehicle is stuck in the sand and he was trying to get it out. He was in high spirits and did not ask for help, especially that the vehicle was new and the supplies were sufficient.

After the communication with him was cut off in the middle of the desert, no one was able to communicate with him, and here the anxiety and the state of alert began to search for him,” noting that “the car was found at exactly four in the afternoon on the same day after citizens were able to locate it.

After sunset, the bodies of my father and my brother were found, and the father had died before my little brother because of his old age and exposure to the sun that his body could not bear. As for my brother, he died of thirst.”

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