Security guard at Dubai's Universal American School dies in traffic incident

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Tributes have poured in for the Nepalese guard.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 16 Oct 2019, 4:59 PM

Last updated: Thu 15 Dec 2022, 3:31 PM

A tragedy struck a Dubai school on Tuesday after one of its security guards passed away in a traffic incident.

A spokesperson from the Universal American School of Dubai said: "An unfortunate incident took place outside the school gates of UAS on Monday afternoon which sadly resulted in the passing of one of our security guards. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the security guard and the rest of the security team at this difficult time and we are offering our full support."

Tributes also poured in for the security guard, named Lil Bahador Pariyar.

Floral tributes outside the school premises. Photo: Juidin Bernarrd

Eunice Tungala posted on Facebook: "We will never forget you. May your soul rest in peace."

Brigette Badang said: "My deepest sympathy to the family of Lil. You're such a kind hearted guy. Rest in peace."

The Nepalese community in the UAE was also saddened over the news. Sukumar Mechi, a logistics assistant who has been in the country for 10 years, said: "It's a very sad and heartbreaking news. It's sad to Nepalese community to see one of our own pass away," said Mechi, a commercial assistant at an automotive company.

Ashish Aale Magar is a Nepalese security guard who works at another school. He was in the same social circle as Pariyar was in. "He was a very nice guy and was always smiling. He was very honest and it's very sad news that this has happened. He has a family and children in Nepal and I cannot imagine what pain they must be facing. I am praying for them and I pray he rests in peace."

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