A father was burnt to death in front of his teenage son, after being trapped in his car on Eid night, according to a top official.
The incident happened a few years ago and while revealing some of the worst accidents that he has come across in his career, Lt. Col. Ahmed Burqibah, Deputy Director of Dubai Police Search and Rescue Department told Emirates 24|7 that this remains one of the most terrible.
“It happened on Eid night and involved two cars.
Lt. Col. Ahmed Burqibah, Deputy Director of Dubai Police Search and Rescue Department. (Supplied)
“In one of the cars, there were two persons. In the other car, there was this teenage boy and his father. The boy looked like a teenager, aged between 17 and 18 years.”
Lt. Col. Burqibah added that the two cars collided on one of the highways.
“The father got trapped in his car, while the son managed to get out.
“The car started burning, and the boy couldn’t do anything to take his father out. He was scared, screaming and hysterical. The father burned to death.”
Lt. Col. Burqibah added that the officers who were on the accident site with the boy tried their best to help him.
“The boy was taken to the hospital for treatment to relieve him of the psychological effects of the accident and of seeing his father burning to death in front of him.”
“We didn’t tell the family that the man died. We always try to prepare them for the shock and reveal the information to them gradually. This is very important as many people cannot take the shock,” he said.