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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 24 June 2018

More than 100 accidents recorded in Sharjah due to fog

The head of operations at Sharjah Police described five of the accidents as serious, and 99 others as minor

More than 100 traffic accidents were recorded in Sharjah on Saturday and Sunday this week as a result of poor visibility caused by the fog, police said.

Lt Jassem bin Hadda, head of operations at Sharjah Police, said they received 1,256 emergency calls throughout the two days reporting traffic accidents.

He described five of the accidents as serious, and 99 others as minor.

The National Centre of Meteorology shared a video of dense fog on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road in Sharjah on Tuesday morning.

“Traffic patrols presence were intensified on internal roads and highways to ensure quick response to all reports made during the two days,” said Lt bin Hadda, who urged motorists to drive carefully during unstable weather conditions.

Thick fog contributed to much travel chaos this week with dozens of accidents reported across the country and heavy delays at airports.

Visibility on land dropped to less than 50 metres in places with Dubai Police receiving more than 1,520 reports of incidents across the emirate and recording 54 traffic accidents between 6am and 9.30am on Sunday.

The weather bureau said foggy mornings will likely persist until the end of the week.

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