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PHOTOS: Crash devastation

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.
PHOTOS: Crash devastation
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.
PHOTOS: Crash devastation
Ninety-two cars caught fire in the smash-ups, said Khalifa Al Darrai, chief executive of the Ambulance Service Centre in Dubai.
PHOTOS: Crash devastation
Police said among the 347 injured, six people were critical, while 39 suffered medium injuries.
PHOTOS: Crash devastation
Police said among the 347 injured, six people were critical, while 39 suffered medium injuries, UAE daily Gulf News reported.
PHOTOS: Crash devastation
The accident scene, located approximately 60 kilometers outside the capital, is nearby the Al Ghantoot area.
PHOTOS: Crash devastation
Police also said that the phone networks were jammed and that people were finding it difficult to call.
PHOTOS: Crash devastation
The accident has been blamed on bad weather and motorists' recklessness.