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Eight killed, four seriously injured in Dubai car crash – report

Dubai Police reminds motorists to practice extreme caution after minibus crashes into the rear-end of a lorry

The accident occurred near Mirdif City Centre.
Arabian Business
The accident occurred near Mirdif City Centre.

Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services said in an Instagram post that at least eight people were killed and six others seriously injured in a traffic accident that took place on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road in Dubai at 4.54am on 30 September 2019 after a minibus with 14 passengers collided with a truck near Mirdif City Centre.

According to a report by Construction Week's sister title Arabian Business, Dubai Police said the bus crashed into the rear of the lorry, which was stationary on the road shoulder.

The bus driver and seven passengers reportedly died on the scene while two passengers sustained serious injuries and four others sustained mild injuries.

All injured travellers were taken to Rashid Hospital, the report continued.

Director of security media at Dubai Police, Col Faisal Al Qasim, said investigations were under way to determine the exact cause of the accident, and urged all motorists to "practice extreme caution, respect speed limits, avoid distractions, and use indicators when changing lanes". 

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