Hundreds Bid Tearful Farewell to Three Emirati Children Killed in Road Accident

RAS AL KHAIMAH/DUBAI — The bodies of three UAE children who died in a road accident on Monday, while holidaying in India, were&laid to rest in Ras Al Khaimah on Wednesday morning.

By Sebugwaawo Ismail && Sajila Saseendran

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Published: Fri 14 Aug 2009, 12:59 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Apr 2015, 1:22 PM

Hundreds of people attended the funeral of the children who died along with their Indian grandmother and their car driver in the accident. Their vehicle was hit by a truck when the family was returning to Nasik in Maharashtra, where the children’s mothers belong to, after visiting a shrine in Ajmer of Rajasthan state. In Modasa of Gujarat district, where the accident took place, the children were initially identified to be from Dubai. However, it emerged on Wednesday that they lived in Ras Al Khaimah where their Emirati fathers belong to. Many people shed tears as the bodies of young brothers Ahmed Abdullah Al Adib and Mohammed Abdullah Al Adib and their cousin Shahima Adil Al Hussein were laid to rest in Al Rams Cemetery.  The children’s grandmother Naseem Salim and car driver Yousuf, both in their fifties, were buried in India. Relatives said the children’s bodies were flown to UAE by the father of the boys, Abdullah Al Adib, who was also in India, but was not with the family during their tragic trip. Adib’s wife Tabassum, their two daughters Shama and Amna and Shahima’s sister Sheikha were receiving treatment in a Nasik hospital, their relative Khulood told Khaleej Times from India.

She said Tabassum’s sister Shameena, who is also the mother of Shahima and Sheikha, remained in a critical condition in an Ahmedabad hospital. wAnother relative, Rashid Al Adib, said in Ras Al Khaimah that the friends and family members were still in shock, especially the victims’ fathers and other siblings who have yet to come to terms with the tragedy.

“It was shocking news for us since the time we received the news of the tragic death of our young brothers and it will be hard to forget about them so easily. Ahmed always made fun at home and he would make everyone happy. We only pray to Allah to rest their souls in peace.”

He said Ahmed was a grade five student at Abdul bin Awuf School in Al Rams while the two children who died were schooling at kindergartens in the same area.  The family and relatives were receiving people since Tuesday, who came from all over the emirate to offer condolences.

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