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Mohammed Al Wasila, Ameer Al Sunni, Staff Reporters
A 5-car pile up occurred on the road between Fujairah and Qadfaa when a vehicle driven by a UAE national on the way from Fujairah towards Qadfaa veered off and jumped off to the opposite lane leading to the city of Fujairah, according to Brigadier Dr Ali Rashid Bin Awash Al Yamahi.
The vehicle collided with another and then four other vehicles collided in succession.
Yamahi added the collision caused moderate injury to the driver but none in the other vehicles sustained any injury.
In another case, the Fujairah Court of Appeal adjourned to next month a case in which 13 Iranians were accused of entering the UAE illegally.
According to the official records, the defendants headed for the UAE in a ship and tried to enter the country illegally but the authorities concerned arrested them.
The investigations conducted by the public prosecution showed that the defendants did not have the necessary entry visas.
The court originally set a session on Wednesday for interrogating the defendants but had to set a subsequent date for the session due to the lack of a translator into Persian language.
In an unrelated event, last month, a jury sentenced a man to three years in jail for impersonating a detective and raiding two Dubai companies trying to extort money from their owners.
The Asian defendant –a public relations agent, 24- targeted two companies in Al Quoz Industrial area at around 4pm on Dec.18, He illicitly used a captain’s military card to pose as a residency directorate officer, read records
He confined two men and a woman and vowed to jail the woman and her mother unless he was paid some Dhs10, 000. Prosecutors said an Arab accomplice –a visitor, 22- escorted him to the scene and abetted the crimes.
Both denied the charges court questioning. The Criminal Court jailed them for three years plus deportation. They appealed. The Dubai Appeals Court has cleared the accomplice but upheld the defendant’s punishment.
In Dubai Public Prosecution and Bur Dubai Police Station records, the defendant said he was facing financial constraints. He wore Emirati attire, placed the card on his chest and went to the scene with the accomplice in a rented car.
He intercepted an Indian man at a warehouse. The latter did not have an ID. The defendant flashed the card, tied and placed him in the car.
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 Emirati woman, 19, sustained moderate injuries when the vehicle she was in overturned and hit palm trees in a farm.
According to Colonel Saleh Mohammed Abdullah Al Dhanhani, Director of Traffic and Patrols Department at Fujairah Police, the accident took place around 4:30pm on Wednesday near Al Sarm area on Al Tawyeen Street.
The central weather bureau traced the epicentre of the quake to northeastern Yilan county, and said it hit at a depth of 67 kilometres. According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 66km.
It comes after North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Tuesday, prompting an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.
"The country is on the brink of collapse and that collapse is coming faster than we thought," Swedish development minister Per Olsson Fridh told Reuters in Dubai.
Furthering its commitment to promoting books and literacy, Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) is organising the National Libraries Summit on November 8 – 9, 2021 at its headquarters in Sharjah. The two-day summit will be held in conjunction with the 40th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2021) under the theme ‘Visibility, Engagement, Impact, and Collaboration’, and convene 50 national library directors and senior staff from 20 countries in Europe, North America, Africa and the MENA region.