The Sharjah-based family met with the tragic accident on the Taef Abha road in Saudi Arabia
Abu Dhabi: Eight Sharjah-based Saudis were killed in a car accident in Saudi Arabia on Friday morning, according to an online Saudi news website.
The deceased belonged to one family of 12 which was travelling in a white four wheel vehicle carrying a UAE lisence plate headed towards Abha, a tourism area. Driven by the father of 10 children, all of whom were in the vehicle, the crash occured only a few kilometres away from the family’s destination.
Gulf News learned that the mother, father and six of their children died while the remaining four children suffered moderate to severe injuries. All members were transported to Al Aflaaj General Hospital where the injured were taken to the Intensive Care Unit. The Taef-Abha road on where the accident took place, reportedly contains a scarce amount of signboards and several rockey valleys down which the vehicle is believed to have fallen.