A woman who suffered a catastrophic brain injury in a traffic accident in 1991 has woken up from a coma after 27 years.
Munira Abdulla was seriously injured when the car she was travelling in collided with a bus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Ms Abdulla, who was 32 at the time of the crash, had just picked up her son Omar, 4, from school in Al Ain before the accident.
Omar escaped with just a bruise to his head but his mother suffered such serious damage that doctors doubted she would ever recover.
But now, 27 years on, she has regained consciousness in a German hospital.
Her family have spoken for the first time about her ordeal.
Omar, now 32, told UAE newspaper The National: “I never gave up on her because I always had a feeling that one day she will wake up.”
Ms Abdulla is continuing to receive treatment in Abu Dhabi.
She had been transferred to a number of different hospitals in various countries since the accident, including one in London.