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Traffic accident in fog kills 6 in UAE

Some 200 cars crash on Tuesday in heavy fog on the highway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, leaving at least six people dead and injuring 40, say media reports.
None | By DPA, Abu Dhabi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2008 09:48 AM IST

Some 200 cars crashed on Tuesday in heavy fog on the highway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, leaving at least six people dead and injuring 40, media reports said.

The accident, which happened in the early hours of Tuesday, saw at least 25 vehicles catch fire near the Ghantoot area, Gulf News online reported.

At least 40 people were injured, but 20 were released from Dubai's Rashid hospital, while 10 are still in a critical condition, sources told Gulf News online.

Emergency helicopters could not help the injured soon after the accident, as bad weather lasted until noon, police said.

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