By Staff writer
PE teacher from Ireland and his English girlfriend are reportedly killed in sand dunes accident
A PE teacher from Ireland and his English girlfriend have reportedly died in a dune buggy accident in Qatar.
Eamonn Morgan and Charlotte Sant, who were both in their 20s and had moved to Qatar last year, were killed in the incident in the Sealine beach area of Doha, Doha News reported.
Morgan had just completed his first year teaching at Compass International School, and was an academy football coach at Evolution Sports Qatar, where he supervised teams of young players.
The website quoted school principal Graham Horton as saying Morgan was “an excellent teacher and a warm and friendly young man”.
“(He) will be fondly remembered and much missed by children across the school,” Horton said in a statement cited by Doha News.
Sant was identified in media reports as a physical education teacher from Manchester who, like Morgan, had joined the Qatar Gaelic Athletic Association.
The exact circumstances of the dune buggy accident, which is said to have also injured two others, are not known but it is thought that the vehicle overturned after veering off a steep incline along sand dunes.
This is at least the second fatal incident in Qatar’s sand dunes this year. In February, a Sri Lankan Airlines flight attendant was killed and three of her colleagues injured while on a desert safari.