Six Emiratis killed in car crashes abroad

Six Emiratis were killed and three others were injured in vehicle accidents in Oman and Saudi Arabia at the weekend.

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ABU DHABI // Six Emiratis were killed and three others were injured in vehicle accidents in Oman and Saudi Arabia at the weekend.

A family of five were involved in a fatal crash on Al Riyadh International Highway in which the parents were killed.

Three sisters suffered mild or moderate injuries, according to the state news agency Wam.

The day and time of the crash were not reported, nor were details about the circumstances leading to the collision.

Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, directed the Ministry of Interior to coordinate with the Armed Forces to send an aircraft to repatriate the dead and transport the injured back to Abu Dhabi.

A medical team accompanied the survivors.

Four Emiratis were killed in a head-on collision in Oman’s Adam province yesterday morning, a source from Royal Oman Police told the Times of Oman.

The Emiratis were in a four-wheel drive vehicle that collided with a lorry at about 11am in Auwafyah area, according to the official. The victims were heading back to the UAE from Salalah, southern Oman.

Last summer, road safety experts advised people not to drive if travelling between Salalah and the UAE after a series of accidents, including a three-vehicle crash in August in which five Emiratis died.

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