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1 killed, 8 hurt in multi-vehicle accident in Abu Dhabi

A resident was killed while eight others were injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Abu Dhabi crash last Tuesday morning.

The accident was caused by poor visibility due to thick fog in Abu Dhabi, police said per a report by Khaleej Times.

The police said poor spacing between the vehicles also caused the accident.

Thick fog covered entire UAE over night that greatly affected on the roads.

The fog formation prompted authorities to advise motorists to be more cautious while driving.

Due to the thick fog, the speed limit on Abu Dhabi’s external roads was brought back to normal after restricting to 80kmph.

On its official Twitter page, the police had said speed reduction system had been activated on AbuDhabi-Al Ain Road, Al Fayah Road (Truck Road), Sheikh Khalifa International Road (Al Mafraq-Al Ghwaifat Road), Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road (Yas-Sadiyat) and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Maktoum Bin Rashid roads (Abu Dhabi-Dubai), the report said.

Drivers were also urged to follow the instructions shown on smart information boards installed on various roads.

Through their social media posts on different languages, including Hindi, Urdu and Malayalam, the Abu Dhabi Police urged drivers to be alert while negotiating through the foggy weather condition.

Drivers were also advised to observe proper distance while driving. (CC)

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