"An horrific accident involving 31 cars has blocked the Abu Dhabi to Dubai highway near Ghantoot.
Police have confirmed that there are fatalities and several injuries but have yet to say how many people were killed in the accident which happened on Tuesday morning.
Witnesses have said that three or four cars were on fire after the accident."
Apart from the brainless morons driving as they are in thick fog and causing the destruction, you know what makes it even worse?
Radio reports are saying that:
a) drivers are attempting to by-pass the jam by following emergency vehicles along the hard shoulder. They then get stuck and block other emergency vehicles trying to get through to help the victims.
b) drivers going in the opposite direction are stopping and abandoning their cars on the highway so that they can look at the carnage.
My cynicism about people's stupidity, lack of consideration for others, lack of basic humanity is once again confirmed.
People are dying and others can think of nothing but getting to the head of the queue.
I am outraged and disgusted. We need to protect the rest of society from these apologies for human beings. They should be jailed for a very long time at the very least.
Breaking story from Gulf News is here.
It's much worse than the original reports suggested. Here's a photo from Gulf Newswebsite:
And they say:
"At least six people have been killed after a series of horrific accidents on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway near Ghantoot on Tuesday morning.
Police have said around 200 cars were involved in the crash, which happened in heavy fog, with 25 cars catching fire.
Sources at Rashid Hospital in Dubai said that 40 people were admitted to their emergency department, but 20 were discharged after being given treatment. Around 10 people are seriously injured at Rashid Hospital."
As the first comment on this post points out, there are also claims of looting - unconfirmed and I sincerely hope beyond any depths to which human beings can sink.