Worker injured in UAE McDonald's crash thanks 'God for survival'

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Worker injured in UAE McDonalds crash thanks God for survival
The accident occurred after the driver of the car suffered an epileptic attack.

Ajman - Two people were killed and six people injured after car crashes into McDonalds restaurant in Ajman.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Tue 19 Jul 2016, 9:24 PM

"I was shocked to see the vehicle coming towards us. I fell unconscious of shock and don't remember anything. I thank God for my survival," said Rapia Khatoon, a Bangladeshi worker injured in the Ajman accident which killed two people and injured five.
On Sunday night, a car driven by a 23-year-old Emirati rammed into the McDonald's at the Eppco petrol station in Al Humaidiya area of Ajman, killing two people on the spot and injuring five others. The driver also sustained serious injuries.
Col Abdullah Al Hamrani, Deputy Chief of the Ajman Police, told Khaleej Times that the driver lost control of the vehicle when he unknowingly pressed the accelerator after he suffered an epileptic attack. He was trying to drive out of the restaurant after eating dinner there.
According to the official, a 45-year-old Indian woman and 10-year-old Iraqi boy were killed in the accident. The injured include three children - two Arab children aged five and years and the three-year-old grandson of the deceased woman. The others injured in the accident are a 27-year-old Bangladeshi worker and a 57-year-old Arab national.
Following the accident, the Ajman Police, in coordination with the municipality, is planning to introduce new measures to prevent any further incidents, said Col Al Hamrani, adding that the police are planning to instal protective fences around the restaurants.
After getting information about the accident, the police patrol and ambulance rushed to the site and rushed the injured persons to Khalifa Hospital. The bodies were shifted to the morgue of the hospital, he said.
Medical experts at the hospital confirmed that the health condition of the injured are stable. They also said a surgery was performed on the five-year-old Arab girl.
Medical staff at Khalifa hospital confirmed that the health condition of the accident victims is stable and conducted surgery to a fiver year's old Arab girl.
A relative of the deceased woman said she was in the UAE to visit her daughter and son-in-law. He said the family and relatives of the woman are working on repatriating the body to India as soon as possible.

Workers of the McDonald's cleaning the site after the accident that killed two people in Ajman.
Workers of the McDonald's cleaning the site after the accident that killed two people in Ajman.

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