A car on fire is seen at the Al Khan road in Sharjah. Mohammed Shalan/ Al Khaleej
A fire broke out in a car in the Al Khan area of Sharjah on Tuesday evening. The Sharjah Police and Civil Defence team members doused the blaze.
The Sharjah Police operation room received an information about a fire incident in Al Khan. Police patrols and ambulances were dispatched to the site.
A witness said the car suddenly erupted in flames.
The incident happened in the vicinity of Al Khaleej and Gulf Today newspapers’ offices.
Traffic was moving at a slow pace near and around the Al Khan Bridge. But the police cleared off the congestion.
Al Khaleej photographer Mohammed Shalan captured the blaze.
Sharjah Police are investigating the cause of the fire.
Police have urged motorists to regularly check the condition of their vehicles, put fire extinguishers in the cars, and follow safety standard and procedures.
A quick thinking school bus driver notified the police about the fire.
The Pakistani family of two women, aged 36 and 28, along with three children, all nine years old, were transferred to the nearest hospital to receive treatment after inhaling smoke from the fire.
Sharjah police patrols and civil defence teams on Tuesday doused the blaze on a truck after it caught fire on its way to Dubai from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road.
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Of those hurt in the accident, 138 sustained minor injuries and a further 24 were still in hospital, the health ministry said. The blast blew out the windows of several houses in the surrounding area and damaged their interiors.
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