The accident occurred on Hatta Road on Friday at around midnight, sources say
Dubai: Three Dubai students were killed in a fatal road accident on Al Dhaid – Al Madam Road in Sharjah, on Friday at around midnight, sources from the Indian community told Gulf News.
The students Shifam Mustafa, Ashmid Ashraf and Mohammad Sunoon were returning to Dubai after a short holiday when the mishap occurred.
Colonel Haran Mubark Al Jazai, acting police director of Eastern Region, said that police operation room received call a round 1.25 am reporting the fatal accident.
Colonel Al Jazai said the vehicle carrying the students, which caused the accident, entered the road from a prohibited area without making sure that the road was clear and collided with another other vehicle driven by Arab men, which was travelling on its path.
The students died on the spot while the Arab driver identified A.S.M. sustained serious injuries and was moved to Al Dhaid Hospital for treatment.
The case has been referred to public prosecution and the bodies of the deceased will be handed over to their families, said the official.
Colonel Al Jazai expressed regret and said that such fatal accidents are occurring because the drivers are not folowing the traffic rules.
The accident was the second of its kind in the area in less than 24 hours. In the earlier incident, three siblings were killed while their mother and two other children were seriously injured when a speeding truck rammed into their vehicle in Sharjah.
At least two of the deceased belonged to business families of old-time UAE expatriates. Their bodies have been kept at Dhaid Hospital awaiting repatriation formalities.
Shifam Mustafa and Ashmid Ashraf were studying at Middlesex University, Dubai. All three of them were UAE residents.
The Kerala Muslim Cultural Community is making efforts to get the bodies released for repatriation to Kerala, the source said.
“Middlesex University Dubai students and staff mourn the loss of our students Ashmid Ashraf, Muhammad Shifam and their friend Mohammad Shounoub in a tragic accident. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to their families,” Felicity Preston, Marketing Manager.