Driv­ers urged to be alert as Ra­madan crashes rise

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A hus­band and wife were among the mo­torists killed in road crashes since the start of Ra­madan, po­lice have said. The lat­est fig­ures from the Min­istry of In­te­rior stated that crashes dur­ing the first week led to the deaths of 11 peo­ple. Some 50 oth­ers have been in­jured. The fa­tal­i­ties were recorded in 42 se­ri­ous ac­ci­dents on var­i­ous roads around the coun­try. These in­cluded 29 cases of cars col­lid­ing and seven in­ci­dents of pedes­tri­ans be­ing run over. In one in­ci­dent at 11am on last Wed­nes­day, a 63-year-old Emirati man and his Asian wife, 39, were killed af­ter their car col­lided with an­other in the Digdaga area of Ras Al Khaimah. Po­lice said he pulled out onto a road with­out check­ing if an­other car was com­ing. Po­lice also urged those fast­ing not to rush home and to be alert.

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