Police investigate the site of the crash.
Three Emirati children and their nanny died in a car crash in Al Falah area of Abu Dhabi on the first day of Eid Al Fitr.
The mother of the three children — a boy, 15, and his two sisters, 12 and 11 — sustained serious injuries in the accident.
According to Lieutenant Colonel Abdullah Al Suwaidi, Deputy Director of the Department of Traffic in the External Areas of Abu Dhabi Police’s Traffic and Patrols Directorate, the preliminary investigations showed that ignorance of traffic rules was behind this tragic accident, adding that the mother did not hold a driving licence and was driving the vehicle at an excessive speed.
As a result, the vehicle swerved and hit a lamppost on the pavement before it finally overturned.
Brigadier Salem Bin Barak Al-Dhahiri, Director of the Traffic department of the Al-Ain district of Traffic and Patrols Department in the central operations sector, said preliminary investigations attributed the cause of the accident as overspeeding and sudden change of lanes.
A police patrol and an ambulance rushed to the scene of the accident and transferred the teacher to Al Ain Hospital for medical treatment.
A large crowd of mourners performed the funeral prayer for the deceased in the mosque of Martyr Omar Al-Muqbali.
In his message, President Khalifa also asked Allah Almighty to rest the deceased's soul in Paradise and grant solace and patience to the Al Saud family.
Leak from a gas heater which was reportedly on inside the room while the windows and doors were closed is beleived to be the cause of tragedy. However, there is no official confirmation.
The ERC implemented the directives of the UAE’s leadership by preparing a plan to counter the implications of the national disaster and reduce its effects on local residents.