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Two-year-old Indian girl dies in traffic accident


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Adnan Okasha, Mohamed Al Waselah, Staff Reporters

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.

According to competent sources in Ras Al Khaimah, the accident took place on June 14 in Shamal, around 6 kilometres to the north of Ras Al Khaimah City.  The parents were injured in the accident and hospitalised before recovering and checking out later. The girl remained at the hospital till 1am on Sunday when she died following several days in critical condition. She was buried in Al Filya graveyard in Ras Al Khaimah in the presence of a crowd of mourners from the Indian community and others.

Meanwhile, Brigadier Ali Rashid bin Awash Al Yamahi, Director of Traffic and Patrols Department at the Fujairah Police, announced that the speed limit on Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road between city of Fujairah and Thauban area towards Al Dhaid has been reduced from 120 km /h to 100 km / h as of first of July. Radars will flash if speed limits cross 120 km/h.

Al Yamahi urged the motorists to abide by the prescribed speed, and adhere to the guidelines and traffic signs. The decision aims to reduce the speed limits on the road connecting Fujairah to several destinations in the emirates of Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain due to its nearness to newly residential complexes and the traditional markets that it passes through Friday Souq and industrial area of Thauban. Moreover, the Ministry of Infrastructure Development has set the maximum speed of 100 km/h on that road in the wake of the completion of its development and restructuring. The road further contain a large number of dangerous curves, so driving at over 120 km/h poses risks at safety of road users, he added.

He also pointed out that the decision is a precaution measure based on the fact that a number of dangerous traffic accidents previously took place on that road.

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