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Family mourns loss of son crushed under Sharjah school bus
School bus accident marks first of 2013
May the departed soul of lettle child may rest in peace.
Anonymous, sharjah, United Arab Emirates
I kindly request the authorities make it mandatory for all schools and colleges to install reverse cameras in their buses, it hardly costs anything. This is not the first accident of bus reversing and killing an innocent child. I have also noticed that rented school buses from rental companies use them on the weekends or nights to transport construction labourers. Safety and hygiene for the younger ones is a key issue and should be looked in to as a priority by making changes to avoid such shocking incidents to children.
Siju Chan, Dubai, India
All school bus drivers should be warned against using mobile phones while driving, and no music in the bus whatsoever.
Anonymous, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
He was the angle from Paradise and went back to his origin. The Road Authorities should make it mendatory for all school buses to install rear cameras/sensors to avoid these kinds of tragic incidents in future.
Mobin, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
My condolences to the family who have lost their loved one. May the All Mighty empower the bereaved to cope up the un-expected tragedy. Time and again people have highlighted the importance of using technology to assist drivers. Authorities like ESMA should come forward to engage with car manufacturers to provide parking sensors and rear-view display as standard for all vehicles. All local transport authorities in the country should enforce the use of such basic features which have been out there and in reliable use for the last 10 years.
Shahid, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
May Allah(SW) give his family Sabr and with this calamity, May Allah(SW) use his family for the work of this beautiful deen of Islam InshaaAllah Ameen. May Allah(SW) grant this boy Jannat and forgive his and his families sins and May he be the way to Jannah for every member of his family InshaaAllah - Ameen
Hassan Arif, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED.!! USE TECHNOLOGY! MID- HEAVY VEHICLES CARRYING STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE REAR PARKING SENSORS OR CAMERA. PERIOD! WHAT ARE THEY WAITING FOR. MORE TRAGEDIES?
vpz, dubai, United Arab Emirates
Children are angels and should be kept safe. May Allah shover his millions of blessings on that child and inshallah that angel will rest in paradise.
Hassan Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
It must be compulsary for every mid-size to heavy vehicle to have reverse parking sensors or camera to avoid such incidents.
shoeb, sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Simple question. Who was supervising the child when this incident happened? He was only a grade 1 student so would not have been more then 6/7 years old. He was too young to be out waiting for his friend on his own as stated by the article. While whatever happened is by Allah's decree, this tragedy could have been avoided with proper care.
Imad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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