x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Woman killed in crash on Sheikh Zayed Road

Blown tyre caused minibus to swerve into the vehicle in which she was riding, prosecutors say.

DUBAI // A woman was killed late last night when her car was hit by a minibus on Sheikh Zayed Road, officials said.

The accident occurred just after the Trade Centre tunnel in the direction of Al Maktoum Bridge. Dubai Traffic Prosecution officials said initial investigations showed that the minibus, driven by a 34-year-old Pakistani man, blew a tyre. He lost control and the vehicle collided with a nearby car, killing the woman, whose identity has not yet been released.

Seven other people were also injured in the accident.

The investigation is continuing, officials say.

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