Six individuals have died and one other 19 have been injured after a crash between a bus and a truck in Abu Dhabi.
The crash occurred on Al Raha Seaside Street on the way in which to Dubai, and police mentioned it was brought on by “reckless and irresponsible driving”.
Video footage from Abu Dhabi’s many CCTV cameras exhibits “reckless driving” of a automotive which was in entrance of the truck. The truck driver stopped to keep away from crashing into the automotive.
Nevertheless a passenger bus then crashed into the truck.
The accident occurred at about 6.30am and police mentioned the highway was reopened by about 8.55am.
Main Abdullah Khamis Al-Azizi, head of investigations on the site visitors division, mentioned the primary causes of the crash have been “extreme velocity and the bus driver’s failure to look at the highway situations which led to the accident” based on an announcement.
Ambulances have been despatched to the scene of the daybreak crash and handled some individuals there, whereas others have been taken to hospital.
Krishna Prasad Dhakal, Nepalese ambassador to the UAE, instructed Gulf Information that 16 Nepalese expats have been among the many injured.
The ambassador is working to ascertain if any of them have been killed.
The accident got here only a day after the announcement of latest tailgating guidelines, which imply anybody caught too near the automotive in entrance of them will likely be fined and given factors on their licence.
Automobiles will likely be monitored by good sensors which got here into use on 15 January.