19-year-old girl killed in car fire in Abu Dhabi

A 19-year-old American girl was killed when her car crashed into a pavement in Abu Dhabi and caught fire on Saturday, police said.
The unidentified girl was driving near the newly-developed Reem Island when she lost control of her vehicle and rammed into the pavement.
“The car caught fire, leading to the death of the girl…the accident was likely a result of the sudden deviation of the car,” said Captain Abdullah Al Tamimi, customers service director at the Civil Defence, quoted by the semi official daily Alittihad.
Reem had been a desolate island before it was developed to receive more than 100,000 inhabitants this year. The tiny island is located 200 metres off the Tourist Cub area but it has been linked to mainland by a massive causeway.

Siamese twins die 3 days after birth

Two Ethiopian Siamese twins born stuck to each other died three days after birth at a hospital in Saudi Arabia, a newspaper reported on Thursday.
The twins were born to an Ethiopian woman who is staying illegally in Saudi Arabia and the papers gave no reason for their death at the hospital in the western Red Sea port of Jeddah. They said the twin’s father had appealed for help before their death.
Saudi child falls to death in manhole
A three-year-old Saudi boy fell to his death in a manhole while playing near his house in the Gulf kingdom, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
The boy was playing around the sewage pit when he slipped and plunged down, prompting passers-by to call the police.
Civil defence divers plucked the boy out of the three-metre pit but he was already dead, Sabq newspaper said in a report from the northeastern town of Hafr Al Batin.


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