2 kids die as mom loses control of car

An 18-month-old boy and a four-year-old girl died in a car crash on Dubai-Hatta Road on Saturday night.

Their mother who was at the wheels lost control of the car due to speeding. The vehicle veered to the right, struck a 4x4 and flipped twice over. Their five-year-old sister and six-year-old brother were injured, as were the driver and two Filipina housemaids, reported '7Days'.

Salah Bu Farousha, Head of Dubai Traffic Prosecution, said: "Initial investigations reveal the children were not strapped in child seats."

The 29-year-old mother was arrested but later released on bail.

Bu Farousha said she will face prosecution. "The law must serve its cause.”  The fatal smash is a stark reminder of the dangers ofspeeding and failing to safely restrain children in vehicles, he added.

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