Man with 95pc burns fighting for survival

DUBAI - A man sustained 95 per cent burns and is in critical condition at a local hospital after he was trapped in a burning car that was among three vehicle involved in a horrifying accident on the Dubai-Sharjah Highway yesterday afternoon. Two of the vehicles, including the injured's car, caught fire and were destroyed. Four other men also sustained multiple injuries.

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Published: Mon 11 Aug 2003, 11:40 AM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 10:11 PM

Police sources said the accident occurred at around 2pm near Al Nahda underpass. The man was identified as Abu Hasan, a Bangladeshi, in his 20s. Police said it was not immediately possible to ascertain the man's personal details including his age, but were contacting his employers to alert them about the incident.

The crash involving the three vehicles happened during peak-hour traffic on the heavily used highway, brought traffic flow to a halt. Police said the accident was still under investigation, but sources explained that the three vehicles collided in a pile-up. Two of the vehicles caught fire trapping the Bangladeshi man in one of the car, while other occupants were lucky enough to escape without serious burns. The man was pulled out of the burning vehicle as ambulance and rescue teams arrived at the scene. He was given necessary help immediately and rushed to hospital. Police sources said high afternoon temperature of 43 C did not hinder the rescue operation.

The sources said a similar accident happened some seven weeks ago on the same highway, but deeper into the four-lane artery towards Sharjah. Police said two other men, an Indian and an Egyptian, were hospitalised, but their condition is stable. Two other men had a medical check-up but there was no need for hospitalisation.

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