PHOTOS: Crash devastation
Three people have died and 347 been injured after a devastating car pile up involving over 60 cars on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway on Tuesday morning. Police said 12 buses carrying some 300 workers in total were involved in the crash, which took place at 6.00 am (0200 GMT) on on the Dubai-bound side of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Road. Ninety-two cars caught fire in the smash-ups, said Khalifa Al Darrai, chief executive of the Ambulance Service Centre in Dubai. Police said among the 347 injured, six people were critical, while 39 suffered medium injuries. Police said among the 347 injured, six people were critical, while 39 suffered medium injuries, UAE daily Gulf News reported. The accident scene, located approximately 60 kilometers outside the capital, is nearby the Al Ghantoot area. Police also said that the phone networks were jammed and that people were finding it difficult to call. The accident has been blamed on bad weather and motorists' recklessness.