Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 25 April 2019

Police investigate death of man on Abu Dhabi pedestrian bridge

Asian man took own life from an overpass on Airport Road

A man was found hanged from a pedestrian bridge in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Police were called to the pedestrian overpass on Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street — also known as Airport Road — at 11.20am.

The man was of Asian origin.

Investigations into the death are under way.

No further details were made available.


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• The American Centre for Psychiatry and Neurology, with clinics in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, 02 697 9999.

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Updated: June 18, 2018 09:34 AM