Two people were killed and 12 injured in a road accident in Dubai on Sunday morning.
The accident happened when a minibus veered off the road and crashed into a cement barrier on Sheikh Zayed Road.
Eyewitnesses said the vehicle was on its side and on fire under Al Manara bridge.
Brig Gen Saif Al Mazrouei, director of the General Traffic Department at Dubai Police, said the accident occurred around 8.30am.
Another serious accident happened at 10.30am on the Al Khawaneej Road when a private vehicle crashed into a lorry.
Rescue officials pulled out the driver of the car.
The driver and passengers were taken to Rashid Hospital.
Police warned on social media of several accidents that caused serious traffic congestion in the emirate.
“Traffic congestion due to multiple accidents on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road after Dubai Al Ain Bridge towards Abu Dhabi, kindly take extra caution,” police said on Twitter.
“Also traffic congestion on Sheikh Zayed Road on Al Manara bridge towards Abu Dhabi.”