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In pictures: 24 dead in Al Ain crash

February 4, 2013

Police sources said the injured sustained moderate to serious injuries. Courtesy Al Ain Police
Police sources said the injured sustained moderate to serious injuries. Courtesy Al Ain Police
The dead were taken to Al Ain Hospital, while the injured were brought to Tawam Hospital and Al Noor Hospital. Courtesy Al Ain Police
The dead were taken to Al Ain Hospital, while the injured were brought to Tawam Hospital and Al Noor Hospital. Courtesy Al Ain Police
The lorry overturned and landed on the bus at 7.53am when its brakes failed, according to Brig Gen Hussein Ahmed Al Harthi, head of the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police. Courtesy Al Ain Police
The lorry overturned and landed on the bus at 7.53am when its brakes failed, according to Brig Gen Hussein Ahmed Al Harthi, head of the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police. Courtesy Al Ain Police
A total of 24 people have been killed and about 24 injured in a road accident in Al Ain. Courtesy Al Ain Police
A total of 24 people have been killed and about 24 injured in a road accident in Al Ain. Courtesy Al Ain Police
The accident is thought to be the worst in the history of the UAE. Silvia Razgova / The National
The accident is thought to be the worst in the history of the UAE. Silvia Razgova / The National
Traffic returns to normal at the scene of the accident, about 35km from Al Ain on the Abu Dhabi - Al Ain road. Silvia Razgova / The National
Traffic returns to normal at the scene of the accident, about 35km from Al Ain on the Abu Dhabi - Al Ain road. Silvia Razgova / The National
The accident happened at 7:53am as the bus, carrying 45 workers, was headed to a nearby palace. Silvia Razgova / The National
The accident happened at 7:53am as the bus, carrying 45 workers, was headed to a nearby palace. Silvia Razgova / The National
Workers clean up the remnants of a tragic traffic accident. Silvia Razgova / The National
Workers clean up the remnants of a tragic traffic accident. Silvia Razgova / The National
The remnants of the bus being hauled from the scene of a tragic traffic accident on Monday early evening, Feb. 4, 2013. Silvia Razgova / The National
The remnants of the bus being hauled from the scene of a tragic traffic accident on Monday early evening, Feb. 4, 2013. Silvia Razgova / The National
Friends, family and co-workers wait outside the Al Ain Morgue, at the Al Ain Hospital, for news about the deceased. Antonie Robertson / The National
Friends, family and co-workers wait outside the Al Ain Morgue, at the Al Ain Hospital, for news about the deceased. Antonie Robertson / The National