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President of Sharjah Indian body dies in accident

MK Madhavan, president of the Indian Association Sharjah, died in a car accident along with his driver.

india Updated: Jun 08, 2006 11:36 IST

MK Madhavan, president of the Indian Association Sharjah, died in a car accident Wednesday night along with his driver.

Reports here said the 55-year-old entrepreneur and well-known community leader was on his way home from the Indian Association office in Al Yarmook in Sharjah with four other Indian friends at around 9:30 pm on Wednesday night when his car overturned and plunged into the sea.

Madhavan's car overturned after making a U-turn near the corniche in the Al Bahar area, close to Port Khalid, and plunged into the sea, reports here quoted Sharjah Police sources as saying.

The driver apparently failed to control the car after reaching an open area by the sea. Madhavan, along with his driver, died on the spot. A Coast Guard patrol, which saw the mishap, then immediately alerted Sharjah Police, who rushed to the scene.

The other three occupants of the car were then pulled out of the sea safely.

According to a report in gulfnews.com, Madhavan's body was recovered after a three-hour operation and was taken to the Kuwaiti Hospital, Sharjah, where a large crowd of fellow community members gathered later in the night as the news broke out.

Madhavan is survived by two daughters and his wife, who is a teacher in Indian High School.

Investigations are on to determine the cause of the accident.

First Published: Jun 08, 2006 11:36 IST