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.
The decision was made in order to facilitate intensified sterilization procedures in the area, due to the high density of its population.
Worldwide, more than 788,000 people have been infected and 166,000 have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University. Italy's death toll rose to nearly 11,600 — the highest in the world by far — but its rates of new infections were slowing.
Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 3,111 new infections have been confirmed over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 44,606. He said 3,703 of those hospitalised are in a critical condition and 14,656 have recovered.
The announcement brings the country's tally of confirmed virus cases up to 289, according to ministry's spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad. In addition, 216 virus patients are still receiving necessary treatment, while 13 others are in intensive care units.