Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 12 November 2019

Dubai school security guard dies after being hit by car

Universal American School pays tribute to the worker after an accident on Monday

Flowers and soft toys adorn the gates of the school where the accident happened. Antonie Robertson / The National
Flowers and soft toys adorn the gates of the school where the accident happened. Antonie Robertson / The National

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Tributes have been paid to a security guard who died after being hit by a vehicle outside the gates of the Dubai school he worked at.

Universal American School (UAS) in Festival City confirmed an employee died on Monday.

"An unfortunate incident took place outside the school gates of UAS on Monday afternoon, which sadly resulted in the passing of one of our security guards," a statement from UAS said.

We hope you rest in peace and know that you'll be missed by so many

Message left at the scene

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the security guard and the rest of the security team at this difficult time and we are offering our full support."

The security guard was named locally as Lil Bahador Pariyar, who is understood to have worked at the school, which opened in 2005, for a number of years.

Pariyar was described as "always very genuine and loved striking conversations with people".

Dubai Police officers are investigating the accident.

A police official told The National that inquiries are at an early stage but it is understood a woman drove into Pariyar as she made a U-turn outside the school gates.

An eyewitness said the guard was ushering cars through the gates when the accident occurred.

He described how school workers ran to the man's aid as another security guard shouted for help.

Pariyar was described as a kind and well liked member of the school staff. The National
Pariyar was described as a kind and well liked member of school staff. The National

Floral tributes were left outside the school on Tuesday.

A well-wisher also placed a large hand-written note, carrying the name of the deceased, at the scene.

It read: "Every morning when we come to school you would greet us with a smile.

"Every evening [as] we left you waved us goodbye.

"Every when we didn't see you [you] would keep us safe.

"We hope you rest in peace and know that you'll be missed by so many."

Updated: October 16, 2019 03:06 PM

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