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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

Three crushed to death in truck accident on Emirates Road

Civil Defence teams were called to the scene but the motorists were pronounced dead on arrival

Three motorists died in a truck accident on Emirates Road. Courtesy UAQ Civil Defence
Three motorists died in a truck accident on Emirates Road. Courtesy UAQ Civil Defence

Three people died after being crushed in an accident involving two trucks in Umm Al Quwain.

The trucks were being driven on Emirates Road in the direction of Sharjah when the collision occurred. It is unclear what caused the accident but images appear to show one truck having crashed into the back of the other causing the cab of the truck to collapse and trap the three men within it.

The cab of the truck is crushed, trapping the motorists. Courtesy UAQ Civil Defence
The cab of the truck is crushed, trapping the motorists. Courtesy UAQ Civil Defence

Col Hassan Bin Saram, director of the Department of Civil Defense in Umm Al Quwain, said they received a report saying three people had been trapped in their vehicles following the crash.

“Civil defense teams rushed to the scene with the equipment to help free the trapped men but the three Asian nationals died in the accident," he said.

Their bodies were taken to Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital to be released to their families.

Col Hassan called on motorists to be more careful on the road especially on highways, adhere to the traffic rules, buckle up and leave sufficient distance between vehicles.

Civil Defence attempt to free the motorists trapped in the truck. Courtesy UAQ Civil Defence 
Civil Defence attempt to free the motorists trapped in the truck. Courtesy UAQ Civil Defence 

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