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Woman killed in road accident near UAQ

By Staff

A Pakistani woman in her 50s died, while a female driver and children were injured when the car suddenly swerved off the road and overturned on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed motorway near Umm Al Quwain on Friday.

Police said they believe the driver could have fallen asleep just before the accident.

The woman was rushed to UAQ hospital in critical condition but died later. The driver and her children sustained minor injuries but were
in good condition.

“We believe that the accident was caused after the driver apparently fell asleep as she was tired,” UAQ traffic police chief Lt Colonel Saeed bin Aran said.

Balloon mishap kills 2-year old in Saudi

An inflated kids’ balloon killed a two-year-old Saudi boy when it popped in his face while he was playing with it at his house in the Gulf kingdom.

The boy’ mother had given him the inflated balloon and went into her room to pray, leaving the child playing with the toy on his own.

“The balloon suddenly popped, causing the child to scream for air before his colour went pale and blue…his mother rushed him to a nearby clinic but he died before arrival,” the Saudi Arabic language daily Sabq said in a report from the capital Riyadh.

It quoted a doctor as saying the balloon blast blocked the child’s breathing canals and that kids below three years old must not be given such toys.

Asian found hanging after Friday prayers in Saudi

An Asian cleaner waited for Muslims to finish Friday’s open air prayers in Saudi Arabia, climbed a water tank and hanged himself by its steel base.

Police ruled out criminal act in the incident in the northwestern town of Dhabba and said they were investigating the man’s motive for ending his life.