x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Bodies of Emiratis who died in Saudi fire to be flown back to UAE

The bodies of two Emirati men, who died of burns in a tent fire in Saudi Arabia, are to be flown back to the UAE following an order by the President, Sheikh Khalifa.

The bodies of two Emirati men, who died of burns in a tent fire in Saudi Arabia, are to be flown back to the UAE following an order by the President, Sheikh Khalifa.

A father and his three sons were camping in the Hasa region of Saudi Arabia when their stove, affected by the wind, set fire to their tent while they were sleeping, according to a statement by the Ministry of Interior.

One of the sons tried to rescue his father, but in vain. Another son also died of severe burns.

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