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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 18 January 2019

SUV bursts into flames on the UAE's busiest highway 

Car fire near Ghantoot at around 8am

A car fire seen on the E11 road near Ghantoot, heading towards Abu Dhabi. 3 January 2019. The National
A car fire seen on the E11 road near Ghantoot, heading towards Abu Dhabi. 3 January 2019. The National

Traffic was brought to a standstill on Sheikh Zayed Road this morning after a Mercedes G-Class SUV burst into flames.

Witnesses reported seeing the burning 4x4, which had been reduced to a shell, at the side of the road just past Ghantoot en route to Abu Dhabi at around 8am.

The Waze app shows a major accident on Sheikh Zayed Road near Ghantoot.
The Waze app shows a major accident on Sheikh Zayed Road near Ghantoot.

The Waze traffic app reported a “major accident,” it is not known why the car caught fire.

The car was towed away by 8.45am, but traffic remained at a standstill and was building behind it.

Police are still on the scene.

Updated: January 3, 2019 09:19 AM

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