One dead in Abu Dhabi road crash fire

Investigations are underway after two vehicles collided and burst into flames in the UAE capital on Tuesday morning, killing one driver.

Taking to their official social media handles, Abu Dhabi police said emergency crews managed to contain the fire on Sweihan Road, before Al Shamkha Bridge, at 11:00 am, at least 4 hours after the crash was reported. 

They added that cooling operations are still underway and reminded motorists to take "alternate routes" as the area has still been cordoned off.

Motorists heading from Sweihan to Abu Dhabi must take Al Falah bridge, while those driving to the Sweihan area must take Al Shamkha Bridge towards Al Riyadh bridge and exit across Al Falah bridge.

The officials confirmed no other person was injured in the incident.

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