Sharjah: Emirati Twin brothers Majid and Sultan Abdullah, who both play for Shabab Al Ahli junior handball team, died on Sunday after the car they were travelling in was involved in a head-on collision with a truck on Sweihan - Al Ain Road heading towards Sharjah.
Police were called to the scene on Sunday afternoon. They suffered critical injuries and died due to the huge impact of the accident, police said.
Investigations are being carried out to ascertain the reasons behind the crash.
Major Abdullah Karam Al Mazim, father of the deceased 18-year-old twins, told Gulf News that his sons went to Abu Dhabi to apply for Zayed II Military College as they loved the military and dreamed of becoming officers in the army.
The grieving father said he received a call at 3.30pm to inform him of the death of his sons.
The family completed funeral rites on the same day and they were buried at Sharjah cemetery next to each other.
“It was big shock for the family members, I am sad. But I know they’re at peace and they’re back together.” the grieving father said.
Condolences were accepted by phone and video call due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Teammates and friends posted tributes on social media and the club posted an obituary.
The club tweeted: “Rest in peace Majid and Sultan Abullah Karam Al Mazim. Our condolences to his family. God have mercy on their souls.”
Other players and friends offered sympathy.
Sharjah Sports Club, on its Twitter account, expressed their condolences to the Shabab Al Ahli Club as well as the handball players’s family for the untimely death.