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Airport Road in Dubai is flooded by rain water on January 11, 2020.

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Dubai during rain: 51,000 emergency calls, 303 traffic accidents

 

DUBAI – The number of traffic accidents in Dubai spiked to 303 in 24 hours while police received 51,000 emergency calls in the last three days of rain, police said.

According to Dubai Police, 55 of the road accidents reported this week were serious incidents, including an Asian woman hit by a car in Jumeirah Lakes Towers and a motorcyclist knocked down by a car in Jumeirah Village Circle.

Dubai has seen rain of varying intensities since Thursday night, causing widespread flooding in the emirate.

Police have urged motorists to drive with caution as the wet spell is forecast to continue until Wednesday.

Brigadier Saif Al Mazrouei, Director General of Dubai Police Traffic Department, reminded motorists to follow traffic safety guidelines.

Al Mazrouei said that during poor visibility, drivers must use fog lights instead of hazard lights to avoid confusing other drivers. ICA/Expat Media

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