Car goes up in flames following multi-vehicle smashup on Dubai's Shaikh Zayed Road
Dubai: A vehicle went up in flames on Shaikh Zayed Road on Sunday afternoon, at around 2.35pm, following an accident involving a number of vehicles near Jebel Ali.
Dubai police confirmed that a multi-vehicle accident had occurred on the main road linking Dubai and Abu Dhabi, after the Danube Metro station, on the Abu Dhabi-bound lane.
Firefighters helped put out tthe flames while emergency workers rushed to the scene to attend to the victims.
A helicopter, three ambulances and two fire trucks were deployed to the scene. At least five cars were involved in the smashup, one of which was gutted.
It was not immediately clear what triggered the accident.
More details to follow.