UAE: 23 injured in 96 car crashes blamed on heavy fog

Twenty-three people were injured Saturday in four separate multi-vehicle crashes involving a total of 96 cars in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, police said.

The successive crashes occurred due to heavy fog on a main road linking Abu Dhabi and the city of al-Ein, a police official said.

“The first accident involved five cars, the second 69, the third eight and the fourth 14,” deputy chief of Abu Dhabi traffic police directorate, Khalifa al-Khaili, added.

He said that traffic patrols rushed to the scene and implemented emergency measures preventing further collisions. 

“Eighteen of the injured have been discharged from the hospital. The five others are still receiving medical treatment.”

The oil-rich Gulf UAE is a federation of seven emirates.

Last update: Sat, 16/01/2016 - 18:22
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