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Three Keralite students killed in accident in Sharjah

Three Keralite students killed in accident in Sharjah

Dubai: Three Indian students were killed Saturday when the car they were travelling in collided with another vehicle in the UAE's Sharjah city.

The incident took place on Al Dhaid-Al Madam Road in Sharjah in the wee hours today.

Ashmid Ashraf, Muhammad Shifam and Mohammad Shounoub were returning to Dubai after a short holiday when they met with the accident. All the three students were from Kerala, Gulf News reported.

The three students were killed on the spot. The driver of the other vehicle in the accident was injured and admitted to a nearby hospital.

Colonel Haran Mubark Al Jazai, acting police director of Eastern Region, said the vehicle carrying the students caused the accident.

He said the student's vehicle entered the road from a prohibited area and collided with another vehicle which was travelling on its path.

Ashraf from Kozhikode and Shifam from Kannur were studying at Middlesex University in Dubai. Shounoub was also from Kozhikode, the report said.

The Kerala Muslim Cultural Community is making efforts to get the bodies released for repatriation to Kerala, it said.

"Middlesex University Dubai students and staff mourn the loss of our students Ashmid Ashraf, Muhammad Shifam and their friend Mohammad Shounoub in a tragic accident. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to their families," the university said in a statement.

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