National among 6 killed in accidents

ABU DHABI — Six people died and 32 others were injured in various road accidents in the country, a Civil Defence spokesman said yesterday. The accidents occurred over the last 48 hours.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 8 Nov 2005, 9:14 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:35 PM

According to officials, two Pakistanis and a Bangladeshi were killed when a fire brigade collided with a bus. The fire brigade was rushing to extinguish a fire in a car near Al Wathba bridge caused due to oil leak from exhaust pipe. On its way to the site, the fire brigade hit the bus with 15 passengers, causing it to overturn. Besides the three passengers who got killed, 10 others were injured, some of whom are in critical condition.

In another accident, two people, one of whom was a national, got killed. The accident occurred in Ghayathi region, when a bus collided with a four-wheel-drive vehicle, and was gutted completely. Driver of the bus, M.M., whose nationality was not known immediately, was charred to death. The driver of the car, a UAE national, also died.

A Pakistani, Maqsood A. M., died when his car overturned on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway. Five others in the car were hurt.

Two women sustained injuries when the vehicles they were driving collided with one another in Al Khudhar area of Al Ain. The women were identified as Suhaila M., a national, and Janavi, a Filipina. The national woman is reported to be in critical condition while the Filipina sustained slight injuries. Three others travelling in the two cars were also slightly hurt.

In an accident in the Western Region's Industrial Area, three Egyptians sustained moderate injuries.

An Indian and a Jordanian were hurt in a vehicle crash in Ajman's New industrial area.

Three men were knocked down by cars — one in the Police Club area in Ajman and the other two in the Old Industrial area of Ajman.

A collision in Ajman involving two cars resulted in injuries to a UAE national, M.R. He was taken to hospital for treatment. A Canadian citizen was hurt in a car accident on the Passports Road in Abu Dhabi.

Three Jordanians were also hurt in a collision between two cars near Umm Al Nar bridge in Abu Dhabi. Their condition is said to be stable.

Five UAE nationals were slightly hurt when a fire gutted a house in Dibba Al Husn. They suffered from suffocation and were taken to hospital for treatment.

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