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Second crash video shows dozens of cars burning

Horrific UAE motor accident caught on camera appears on website YouTube.

A second video of Tuesday's horrific 60-car pile-up in the UAE has appeared on YouTube, showing devastation from the scene with dozens of wrecked vehicles burning.

The footage from newswire Reuters appeared on the video-sharing website on Wednesday, and had been video uploaded by user MightySatti at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-RbMT5DJpY

The first video, taken from a vehicle as it passed through the area, appeared on YouTube on Tuesday and shows wrecked vehicles all along the Abu Dhabi to Dubai highway for what seems like miles.

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Abu Dhabi police on Wednesday confirmed that three people had been killed in the worst traffic accident in the UAE’s history, which also left 347 injured and six in a critical condition.

Emirates news agency Wam had earlier reported that the crash had claimed the lives of about a dozen people.

The crash, blamed partly on poor visibility due to a dense fog in the area around Al Ghantoot, took place at 6.00 am (0200 GMT) on Tuesday morning and involved 12 buses carrying around 300 workers.

Over 1,050 people were killed in UAE road accidents last year, compared to 868 deaths in 2006.

Recent figures released by the Ministry of Interior show that there were 6,813 accidents on UAE roads during 2007, resulting in 10,526 injuries.

According to government statistics, one person is injured on the UAE roads every two hours, with one fatality every fifteen hours.

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Valerie Houghton 12 years ago

The tradegy of this accident, in reality, is that laws already in place to punish humans who endanger and yes, kill others with cars, have been allowed to act as though they have been given the divine power of God to decide when a life should end. It was not the fog that caused this carnage, it was the conscious decison of each of each driver to operate the car in safe manner or to do otherwise. Those that died were murderded and it was no accident but rather a series of choices by humans to take the lives of others. Valerie Houghton

DebsDebs 12 years ago

We are all moved by the news an images of the tragic accident and subsequent loss of life, however, I am shocked at the number of people in the video footage taking photographs and filming the accident site. I believe that this voyeuristic style behaviour is counterproductive in saving people's lives and clearing the accident site. I am genuinely concerned that if I were ever to have an accident in the UAE, I am more likely to be filmed or photographed than assisted. Am I the only person who finds this phenomena rather worrying?