Four killed, over 300 injured in UAE's massive traffic accident

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Dubai, Mar 12 (UNI) Four people were killed and 317 others injured when more than 150 vehicles, including 12 buses, rammed into each on the Abu-Dhabi highway.

Around two dozen vehicles involved in the accident, caused by heavy fog and negligent driving, were destroyed by the fire caused due to collisions, police said yesterday.

The accident caused a heavy traffic jam for several hours on the highway and the police had to divert the traffic to other routes.

Ambulance, rescue vehicles of Abu Dhabi Police and fire engines of the Civil Defence Department as well as two helicopters from the Abu Dhabi Police Air Wing and Dubai Police rushed to the site.

Squads from Armed Forces and a number of police patrols and other vehicles also rushed to the spot.

Six of those injured were in a critical condition.

Rescue and evacuation of the injured delayed due to bad weather and the chaos caused by 12 big buses that had rammed into each other, Traffic and Patrols Department director, Hamad Adeel Al Shamsi, said.

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