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UAE : 22 killed in bus-trailer accident in Al Ain

Al Ain, Feb 5 (WAM) : Rescue and police officials at the site of the accident in Al Ain on Mondau.
Twenty two Asian workers of a cleaning company were killed on the spot and 24 were injured  in a road accident in Saih Sabra district in Al Ain on Monday morning, Abu Dhabi Police said.

The accident, which happened at around 8am, involved a trailer and a bus carrying the labourers to their place of work. The trailer was carrying building materials like sand which fell on the workers, preventing their escape.

The tragedy took place on the Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road  near Al Rawdah Palace, about 40km from Al Ain town.

The bus was carrying  about 50 workers.

Abu Dhabi Police helicopters removed the injured workers from the site of the accident.

Those who died were mostly nationals of Bangladesh. The dead bodies have been moved to Al Ain Hospital. The injured are being treated in various hospitals in Al Ain town.

Brig. Hussein Ahmed Al Harethi, Director of the Department of Traffic and Patrols of Abu Dhabi Police, said the accident was caused after trucked veered off the road and collided with the bus, and not leaving enough distance between the truck and the bus.

He called on all the contracting and transport companies to ensure through the drivers that the brakes and other parts of vehicles were sound.


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  • M S Sheik, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    Very trajic.

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  • Ms. M, USA

    Tue, Feb 5 2013

    It really saddens me to hear of this lost. It is so unfair to their families. I will pray for these men and all those connected to them. I am a new driver here in this country and as I drive to work to teach the children of this country, I am frighten. I see men stopping alongside the road to pray. This touches my heart and I pray that one of these fast drivers never lose control and hit these men. I wish that all drivers would just please SLOW down, stop blowing their horns at other drivers and think about the lives they are putting in danger. I have a precious student who lost his father because of a driver, driving at a high rate of speed. Those of you who pray please pray that people will slow down as they drive. I take my time getting to work because, my students would really be sad if they lost their teacher who cares so much for them.

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  • William, Bantwal

    Tue, Feb 5 2013

    May their soul rest in peace. The truck drivers drive at a very high speed which should be reduced to low as 80 instead of 120 or 140 in the mornings. If brakes are not in good condition then no one can escape death.

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