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01 December 2023

Truck on fire in Sharjah; 1 dead

Twitter pic: Rashid Soomro

By Bindu Rai

A truck caught fire in the morning hours on Emirates Road, leaving one person dead.

Sharjah Police confirmed the incident on its official Twitter account, stating the accident took place on the major highway in the direction of Dubai.

The authority added the corresponding fire led to the death of its driver.

As emergency crews worked on the scene, commuters reported tailbacks stretching two kilometers on E611, near the Maliha Road Intersection.

Drivers are being asked to find alternative routes.

Further details are awaited on the cause of accident.