x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Two people die in collision with bus

Two people die and four are injured on the Al Waseet road after an overtaking manoeuvre goes badly wrong, Sharjah Police report.

SHARJAH // Two people died and four others were injured on the Al Waseet road yesterday morning when an overtaking manoeuvre went badly wrong, Sharjah Police reported. The driver of a saloon car had just overtaken a bus moving at speed, police said, when the bus collided with it from behind. An official from Sharjah Police traffic department said the bodies had been taken to Kuwait Hospital mortuary.

The four others, who had a mix of serious and minor injuries during impact, were all taken to Al Qassimi Hospital's emergency ward for treatment. Sharjah Police had not yet identified the two fatalities, both of whom were said to have been travelling in the car. The injured had all been on the bus, and were listed by police as Saeed MS, 27, from Palestine, and Shafique MM 30, Abdul Kareem JA, 26 and Mohammed MA, 24, all from Bangladesh.

As a result of the accident, police renewed a call for all motorists to obey the rules of the road, especially when overtaking or being overtaken. ykakande@thenational.ae