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One accident every minute in Dubai during rain

Police’s command and control centre recorded a total of 5,268 calls

One accident every minute in Dubai during rain
479 road traffic accidents reported across the emirate – an average of one accident every minute. (Instagram/kutazama)

Dubai Police received an average of 11 calls per minute during the course of Sunday’s heavy rainfall.

The policing authority’s command and control centre recorded a total of 5,268 phone calls reporting various incidents during the eight-hour rainfall on Sunday from 2pm to 10pm.

Dubai Police said that there were 479 traffic accidents reported across the emirate – an average of one accident every minute.

Colonel Mohammed Juma, acting director of the control and command centre, appealed to drivers to exercise caution when driving in wet weather conditions, by reducing speed. He said drivers should also ensure that windshield wipers, lights and indicators should be in working order before a vehicle is driven on the roads during inclement conditions.

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