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Indian child dies in Qatar after falling into manhole

In a tragic incident, a 6-year-old Indian boy died after falling into an uncovered manhole in Qatar’s Wukair area. The victim identified as Izan Ahmed Basheer was a Grade 1 student of Ideal Indian School, Doha. Izan had reportedly gone along with his family members to a restaurant near Wukair Grand Hypermarket around 8.30 pm on Saturday. However, he went missing while they were returning. His relatives soon launched a search and also lodged complaint with the police. The police and civil defence conducted a search and recovered the body from the manhole in front of the restaurant on Sunday morning. Izan’s family hails from Koduvally in Kerala’s Kozhikode district. Published on 26 June 2017

NRI father dies in accident after saving his nine-year-old daughter

An NRI father was killed in a horror crash after pushing his nine-year-old daughter out of the way of an oncoming car and saving her life. Paul John, 47, passed away in UK’s Manchester hospital, two days after being hit by a Kia Picanto. Tragic incident Witnesses reported seeing Paul John desperately push his daughter Angela out of the way of the oncoming vehicle when they were walking in Wythenshawe, Manchester. He managed to shove his child to safety but not before the car crashed into him. Moments later the car struck a 27-year-old woman and her two-year-old son, who was in a pushchair. Angela John suffered minor cuts and bruises while the woman was treated for a broken wrist. The toddler was uninjured. The 88-year-old male driver of the car remained at the scene and is helping police with their investigation. Paul John was immediately taken to hospital where…

Indian boy dies in road accident in Oman

A 16-year-old Indian boy died in a road accident in Sohar on Wednesday night at around 9pm, Times of Oman has reported. “Muhammed Rash Ariyat, Class XI student at Indian School in Sohar, was hit by a car while crossing the road,” a social worker told the daily quoting relatives. The accident happened while he was returning after spending time at a park in Sohar. “He was wearing a cap. While crossing the road, the cap fell down. He turned back and kneeled down to pick the cap. Meanwhile, a vehicle came and hit him,” the social worker added. Government statistics reveal that in October this year, 349 accidents were registered, compared to 303 in September and 326 in August, the daily added. -Published on 29 December 2016

6-year-old Indian boy killed in Dubai, as car runs over him twice

In a tragic incident, a six-year-old Indian boy was killed after a motorist ran over him twice in Dubai’s Murshid Bazaar area. The accident took place on Saturday around 8 pm when the boy, Yaala Mohstisham, riding his bicycle, was reportedly zig-zagging on the road. According to police records, the oncoming motorist, an Indian national, was surprised to see the victim in the lane, and did not have enough time to swerve away and avoid hitting him. In the midst of the motorist’s panic, he reversed the vehicle over the boy and drove over him for the second time. “The driver was startled when he ran over the young child, and in his confusion, reversed the vehicle and drove over the boy again,” Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director of the Dubai traffic department said in a statement. The child sustained serious injuries and was transferred to Rashid Hospital, but…

One person dies after vehicle crashes into Sharjah money exchange house

A security guard was instantly killed while another person is in critical condition after a four-wheel vehicle rammed into UAE Exchange outlet in the Sharjah Central Region on Monday. The driver did not concentrate at the time of the incident, Gulf News reported the police as having said. According to Sharjah police, the driver had accidentally stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake, sending the vehicle crashing into the glass door of the money exchange house. Colonel Ahmad Bin Darwish, director of Sharjah’s Central Region, said that the police operation room received a call reporting the incident at 10am. Police patrol and paramedics moved to the scene of the incident and transferred the injured to the hospital. Col. Bin Darwish urged motorists to pay attention when driving. Few months ago, an Indian woman and Arab child were killed in Ajman when a motorist crashed into McDonalds restaurant inside a petrol station.…

Deceased Indian expat’s family to be paid Dh200,000

The family of an Indian grocery staff who died while resisting a fraudulent customer will get blood money (diya) of Dh 200,000, the Sharjah Court of Appeal has ruled. The court also upheld the verdict by the Sharjah Court of Misdemeanor against an Emirati, sentenced to one-year imprisonment and a Dh10,000 fine for causing the death. 45-year-old Mohammed Aboobaker, a sales staff at Al Raheem Grocery in Sharjah’s Al Hasana area was severely injured and hospitalised for 20 days, after which he succumbed to his head injuries. According to a report on Khaleej Times, the family is planning to use the money to complete the dream home, which the victim had been slowly building in Chalischerry Panchayat in Kerala’s Palghat district. Aboobaker’s family – including his sick father – has been living in a hurriedly-made single room on top of the foundation for the bigger house. The deceased is survived by his wife and children.…

Indian youth dies in motorbike accident in Qatar

A 28-year-old Indian expatriate was killed when his motorbike skidded off the road on his way to work in Qatar’s Umm Salal Ali area. The victim, identified as Sajjid Ali, was an engineer with a private firm, Gulf Times reported. Sajjid’s father Mohamed Ali, a long-time Doha resident, is working in a private automotive firm. He leaves behind his wife and one-year-old son, both in Doha. The family hails from Kannur district in northern Kerala. This was the second death involving a bike rider in a fortnight as a local youth was killed in a motorbike accident near Al Thumama Signal earlier this month, the report added. – Published on: 26 October 2016

Indian businessman’s decomposed body found in Doha

In a tragic incident, the decomposed body of a 44-year-old Indian national was found almost one week after he went missing. According to Gulf News, the body was found at a location in Doha’s Old Airport (Matar Qadeem) area. The deceased has been identified as Kadavathu Peedikayil Akram, who was last seen on the 18th of this month. Akram had been running some three translation centres in different parts of Doha, including a branch in Najma, the report said. Akram, a native of Azhikode in Kerala’s Kannur district, had been living in Doha with his wife and four children. Case is under police investigation and the body has been moved to the Hamad General Hospital mortuary. Published on: 25 October 2016

Indian woman, Arab child killed as motorist crashes into McDonald’s restaurant

An Indian woman and an Arab child have been killed and six people injured after a motorist crashed into a McDonald’s restaurant inside a petrol station in UAE’s Ajman. Ajman police confirmed that the driver had accidentally stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake, sending the vehicle crashing into the glass window of the restaurant on Sunday evening The driver of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup suffered from an epileptic attack at the time of the incident, police said. The victims, who included a 45-year-old Indian woman and a 9-year-old Arab boy, were inside the restaurant when the motorist suffered epileptic fit, lost control of his vehicle and drove into the building. The 22-year-old Emirati driver was leaving the parking area when he had a fit which led him to press on the accelerator pedal and crash into the restaurant, hitting the people inside, said Col Abdullah Al Hamrani, deputy…

Residents call for pedestrian crossings after Indian girl dies in Sharjah accident

Sharjah residents have called on authorities to provide more pedestrian crossings on some of the emirate’s major roads, before anyone else is killed. The call comes after the death of eight-year-old Kaavya Rao, who was knocked down and killed while trying to cross Al Istiqal Street with her mother last Thursday. She was hit by a taxi while crossing the road near Mega Mall with a group of other people who were not using a pedestrian crossing. Kavya was with her mother and younger brother when she was hit, allegedly by the speeding taxi. While other vehicles stopped to give way for the pedestrians, the taxi hit the girl as she was about to reach the other side of the road. Kavya was the elder daughter of Shankiar Rao and Usha who hail from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh. The Asian taxi driver is in Sharjah Police custody and the body has been repatriated…

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