Dubai: Five people were burnt to death in a horrific traffic accident early on Tuesday, police said.
According to preliminary investigations, speeding was the cause of the accident that took place near the entrance of Al Karama tunnel connecting Shaikh Rashid Road to Shaikh Zayed Road. A police official said the bodies have not been identified yet.
This was the second major traffic accident in four days. Early Friday, seven people were killed on Emirates Road when the tyre of the minibus they were travelling in burst and the minibus turned over. Police also blamed speeding for the accident.
In yesterday’s accident, the driver of the car was speeding and as a result he hit the side pavement of the tunnel. The car turned over and caught fire. None of the passengers was able to escape from the car and were burnt to death.
In another incident, a fire broke out in the cabin of a ship loaded with cars in Al Hamriya Port. However, the fire did not reach the cars and no injuries were reported.