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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.
Four explosions were heard at around 6:30am (0330 GMT), half an hour after air raid sirens sounded in the capital, which has not come under Russian bombardment for nearly three weeks.
Official sources said the island's remaining fuel supply was sufficient for about two days, but that authorities were saving it for essential services.
The deeply polarised country grappled with a new level of division: between states that will now or soon deny the right to abortion, enshrined since 1973, and those that still allow it.