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17-year-old dies in tragic UAE motorbike crash

Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on November 18, 2019
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His relative and friend, who was riding pillion, sustained critical injuries.

A 17-year-old Emirati boy died after the motorbike he was riding flipped over multiple times, killing him on the spot, on Friday. His relative and friend, who was riding pillion, sustained critical injuries and is being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital.

The deceased has been identified as Sultan M, a Grade 12 student of Masafi school.
Sources said the victim was based in Aathama area in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.

"Sultan lost control over his motorbike. He died instantly due to the massive impact of the crash."

The boy's body was shifted to the morgue of the hospital for burial by relatives.

School goes into mourning

A pall of gloom descended on Masafi school after the news of Sultan's passing away reached its staff and students. They condoled his death with deep sorrow in the morning assembly.

"He was so kind," said a teary Mohammed Abdullah, a close friend of the victim. "Sultan was always seen smiling," recalled a mourning Saeed Salem, another of his friends.

Sultan's classmates were so shocked and sad that they refused to go to their classroom.

"The school administration comforted them and decided to change their classroom," sources said.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

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Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I am a sound professional with a 23-year diverse experience as a researcher, lecturer, instructor, reporter, journalist, copy writer, translator, interpreter, proofreader, correspondent, and voice-over specialist with so many public and private entities in USA, UAE and Egypt. I have full command of all English and Arabic languages skills. I have a “Doctorate of Business Administration” degree, Swiss Business School. I have two Master’s degrees; one in Media Sciences, Mass Communication College, Cairo University, 2014, and one in Applied Business Research, Swiss Business School, 2018. I have a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Translation, Al-Alsun College for Languages & Translation, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1996. I have three post graduate diplomas in Education, Curricula and Instruction, and Islamic Studies. I enjoy reading, writing and adventuring.


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