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Four killed as vehicles collide in Al Ain


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Mohammed Barakat, Staff Reporter

Four people were killed and a fifth sustained minor injuries in a collision that involved two vehicles in Al Nasseriya in Al Ain. As a result of the collision, one of the vehicles overturned and hit a lamp-post causing the death of the driver and his companion. The other vehicle hit two women while crossing the street from a zebra crossing at the collision scene.

According to Brigadier Salem Al Dhaheri, Director of Al Ain Traffic Department, the preliminary investigations showed that the accident took place when the two drivers started racing in the street, noting that one of the vehicles added accessories and add-ons, which led it to hit the other car and its driver to lose control.

Al Dhaheri called on road users to abide by traffic rules and regulations and not to add accessories that increase the speed of vehicles.

The Al Ain Command and Control Centre at Abu Dhabi Police received a report on the accident on Wednesday. Police patrols and Ambulances rushed to the scene of the collision and transferred the injured man to the hospital.


A fire that broke out in a wooden boat in Port Khalid at 6:44am on Wednesday was soon brought under control by the Sharjah Civil Defence teams. No casualties were reported among the boat’s crew of 13 Asians.

As a result of the fire, however, the boat was entirely gutted and its goods including thousands of gallons of diesel and a number of cars and tyres were lost.

According to Colonel Sami Al Naqbi, Director General of Sharjah Civil Defence, as soon as a report to this effect was received by the operations room, fire-fighting teams from Al Mina, Samnan and the General Directorate of Civil Defence in Sharjah rushed to the scene of the fire at 7:25am and were able to bring the fire under control. He pointed out that the rapid response of the fire-fighting teams prevented the fire from spreading to other vessels.

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