Fujairah: Two Emirati children died in a traffic accident on their way to school in Sharjah emirate on Wednesday morning.
The car they were travelling in was involved in head-on collision. There were seven people in the car. Among them were the driver, five children aged between five-11 and their nanny.
The injured were all taken to Al Dhaid Hospital by ambulance. Two children were pronounced dead at the hospital.
The deceased were aged five and seven.
The other car which was involved in the accident was driven by a woman.
The accident occurred in Al Seiji area of Fujairah when the children were on their way to school. The police operation room received a call around 6.30am reporting the incident. A police patrol and ambulance moved to the accident site immediately. The victims, who were residents of Al Dhaid, were transferred to Al Dhaid hospital around 7.15am.
Funeral prayers were performed for the deceased at the Bin Huweiden mosque in Al Dhaid.
Fujairah Police have launched an investigation into the incident.
School in mourning
The students’ school, Emirates National School, are mourning the death of two students.
"With great sadness and sorrow ,and with hearts that believe in God’s will, we received today the sad news of the death of two of our students, Ali Nasser Ali Al Hafri Al Ketbi , from grade 6, and Muhammad Saif Ali Al Hafri Al Ketbi from the grade 4 ,in a traffic accident while they were on their way to the school’s Sharjah Campus this morning,” the school posted on its social media channels.
“The family of Emirates National Schools extends its heartfelt condolences to the family, praying to Almighty God to inspire their families and relatives patience and solace .
“We aslo wish a speedy recovery to our students Khalifa Ali Salem Al Zahmi in grade 5, Alia Nasser Ali Al Hafri Al Ketbi in grade1 , and Moza Nasser Ali Al Hafri Al Ketbi in KG, who were injured during the same bitter accident.”