x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Pair dead in car had 'suffocated'

Police have ruled out foul play in the deaths of two Bahraini nationals who were found dead in their car behind Sharjah City Centre last week.

SHARJAH // Police have ruled out foul play in the deaths of two Bahraini nationals who were found dead in their car behind Sharjah City Centre last week. According to a police forensic laboratory report, the men died accidentally, apparently suffocating after closing the windows and turning off the air conditioning. Police told reporters that ASA, aged 24, and AMA, 26, were found in a white Nissan Altima that was parked in the Industrial Area 1 behind the mall, with its engine still running. The bodies were in the front seats.

"We have already contacted their families in Bahrain," a police spokesman said yesterday. "We would now release the bodies for burial as there is no crime to investigate." Police found two passports inside the vehicle, which was owned by one of the occupants and registered in Bahrain. The documents showed that the two men had entered the UAE through Saudi Arabia from Bahrain a day earlier. ykakande@thenational.ae