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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.
A 75-year-old citizen was killed on Wednesday morning due to severe injuries which he sustained due to a collision on a road in Ras Al Khaimah. The deceased was on his way dropping his 14-year-old daughter to school. The daughter and the driver of the other vehicle, a 20-year-old citizen reportedly sustained injuries.
An Indian girl, Zulfa Bidol Asghar Yaseen, two, died in an intensive care unit at the Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah on Sunday. The girl succumbed to her serious injuries she sustained in a traffic accident that took place recently when she was with her mother and father, an imam of a mosque in the emirate, who was driving the car.
An Omani man, 50, was killed in a tragic run-over accident on Tuesday late. The accident that took place on Al Oraibi St, Ras Al Khaimah, was committed by a 16-year-old teenager, who does not hold a driver because he is underage.
As many nations face the dilemma of putting students back to school and ensuring the continuity of their education, the UAE’s commitment to opening schools in September, while prioritising the best interests of students, teachers and education providers, serves as a global model for efficient delivery, said a top official of UAE’s major school network.
The Maldives Ambassador to the UAE Hussain Niyaaz has expressed gratefulness for the unceasing support the host government has been extending for the pursuit of the economic growth and stability of the South Asian archipelago, also known since the ancient times as “Garland of Islands” or Maladvipa (Sanskrit).
The UAE-based renowned actor Rik Aby expressed delight on reaching the UAE after being stuck in Jordan for almost four months.
"I hope whoever hears my words will support, even if it is with the word. We need to feel that we can heal each other’s wounds, support each other. I wish all of you success until we meet at the celebration that will mark Lebanon’s freedom. That day will come. "