Fam­ily re­mem­ber broth­ers killed in crash

Duo de­scribed as ‘lov­ing and kind’

7 Days in Dubai - - FRONT PAGE - By Is­mail Se­bug­waawo

A fam­ily has been left dev­as­tated af­ter two young broth­ers were killed in a car crash in Dubai.

Haitham Awad Al Zaabi, 25, and Mohammed Awad Al Zaabi, 24, died af­ter their car col­lided with a truck on Sheikh Mo­hamed bin Zayed Road on Tues­day.

The broth­ers, whose fam­ily are from the Khar­ran area of Ras Al Khaimah, were trav­el­ling to Abu Dhabi for work when the crash hap­pened.

Both men worked for gov­ern­ment de­part­ments in Abu Dhabi but would reg­u­lary drive to RAK to visit their fam­ily. The Emi­rati broth­ers died at the scene of the ac­ci­dent.

Their fam­ily said they only re­ceived news of the tragedy on Thurs­day af­ter they had been try­ing to reach them for al­most 36 hours.

“Po­lice in­formed us on Thurs­day at about 11am that Haitham and Mohammed had died in a car ac­ci­dent in Dubai,” their un­cle, Jas­sim Has­san, told 7DAYS.

“We were all shocked by the sad news af­ter spend­ing more than 24 hours with­out hear­ing from them.”

He said the fam­ily last heard from the broth­ers on Tues­day when they were re­turn­ing to Abu Dhabi.

“The en­tire fam­ily is dev­as­tated by the sud­den death of these young men,” said Has­san, 48.

“Their mother was hos­pi­talised af­ter suf­fer­ing from a heart at­tack on hear­ing the news about the death of her sons. She is still strug­gling to re­turn to terms. “They have been such lov­ing and kind men. Ev­ery­one in the fam­ily and peo­ple in the com­mu­nity loved them. We shall al­ways miss them.”

Nei­ther brother was mar­ried. Their un­cle said the fam­ily was pre­par­ing for Haitham’s wed­ding and at end of this year. They were buried in Ras Al Khaimah on Thurs­day.

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