Fog chaos in UAE: 15-vehicle crash; woman dies

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Four people were injured in a 15-vehicle collision on the Sharjah-Al Dhaid road at the intersection of Bridge No. 10 yesterday morning, because of the fog, Emarat Al Youm reports.

The injured were taken to Al Dhaid Hospital for treatment.

A 57-year-old woman of a Gulf nationality died, while her 20-year-old son and 26-year-old daughter were seriously injured in a separate accident near the Maliha Bridge.

According to Emarat Al Youm, this too was caused due to fog yesterday.

The injured were moved to Al Dhaid Hospital and the police were quoted by the newspaper as saying the woman died on the spot after the car flipped over after crashing into something due to the fog.

According to media reports, the fog began forming before midnight and lasted about 12 hours until 11am.

The National Center of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has held its fog forecast in place till Monday, but with relatively less density.

The NCMS also forecast that temperatures will drop today by between 2-3 degrees Celsius in some areas.

The NCMS said temperatures today will be between 25- 29 degrees Celsius in the interior and from 24-27 degrees Celsius on the coast.

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January 23

Dense fog enveloped Dubai this morning with visibility down to just a few metres.

RTA’s traffic signs flashed with fog alerts, warning drivers to be careful and switch their lights on.

Overnight the National Center for Meterology and Seismology (NCMS), UAE’s weather bureau, reported fog on the Al Maktoum airport, with haze across the Hamra area.

Readers were also reporting heavy fog in Abu Dhabi this morning, suggesting the foggy conditions were in place across the UAE.

Thee NCMS also tweeted that the lowest temperature recorded in the UAE this morning was 8.8 deg C.

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