x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Two die in crash on darkened Sharjah streets

Two Emirati men were killed in a traffic accident last night during the third day of power outages in the Emirate when their vehicle hit a kerb.

SHARJAH // Two Emirati men were killed in a traffic accident last night during the third day of power outages there, officials said. The two, ages 19 and 22, were in an Toyota FJ Cruiser that entered the unlighted Kuwait roundabout about 9.30pm, hit a kerb and overturned, according to police. The vehicle rolled twice. Although rescue workers arrived within five minutes, the men were found dead at the scene. The bodies were taken to Kuwait Hospital. Neither the streetlights nor the traffic signals were working, authorities said. ykakande@thenational.ae