17-year-old dies in tragic UAE motorbike crash

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Ras Al Khaimah - His relative and friend, who was riding pillion, sustained critical injuries.

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Published: Mon 18 Nov 2019, 11:53 AM

Last updated: Wed 20 Nov 2019, 8:25 AM

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.

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