DUBAI: An Indian expat was killed and another injured in a road accident in Dubai on Friday morning after the vehicle they were travelling in hit a truck, a social worker told Gulf News.
Naseer Vatanappally, Indian social worker, said the two, who were from Abu Dhabi, had come in a van to Dubai to buy fish which they supplied to groceries.
The accident happened in Dubai when they were on their way back to the capital, he said.
He said the deceased, Muhammed Savad, was 19 years old and hailed from Mallappuram in India’s Kerala. He was in the passenger seat when the accident took place.
Mohamed Abdul Bari, 42, who was driving, was injured. He also hailed from Kerala (Vadakkuuri), the social worker said, adding, he was rushed to a hospital in Dubai for treatement.
A Dubai Police official told Gulf News that the accident happened around 5:27am on Sheikh Zayed Road.
The van crashed into the back of a halted vehicle and the passenger in the van was killed.
- With inputs from Ali Al Shouk, Staff Reporter