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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Mass car crash kills four, injures 250

March 12, 2008 |  9:14 am


The United Arab Emirates suffered its worst car crash ever Tuesday, according to press accounts.

The massive multi-car accident killed four people and injured at least 250, according to media reports.

More than 150 vehicles, including 12 big buses, were involved in the chain-reaction collision that happened on the highway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Authorities blamed the crash on reckless driving as well as "heavy fog."

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Photo: The burning wreckage of several cars litter the Abu Dhabi to Dubai highway, following a multi-vehicle crash near Ghantoot, U.A.E., in which at least four people were killed on Tuesday. Credit: Associated Press