UAE: 5 Emirati family members killed in car crash after New Year's Eve celebrations

Two girls survived the crash and are recuperating at a city hospital

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For illustrative purposes only. Photo: AP file
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Published: Wed 3 Jan 2024, 9:00 AM

Last updated: Wed 3 Jan 2024, 11:36 PM

Five members of a UAE family died in a road accident that happened as they were returning after New Year's Eve festivities. An Emirati couple, their two daughters and niece were killed in the crash in Ajman, police have said.

Two other girls sustained injuries in the crash.

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The tragedy happened as the Emirati family's vehicle crashed into a truck from behind in Ajman's Masfoot area in the early hours of Monday, January 1. They were returning from Hatta in Dubai.

On being notified, patrols and paramedics rushed to the spot. Two girls survived the crash and are recuperating at a city hospital. The police have said that they both are stable.

Investigations have revealed that the accident happened due to distracted driving.

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