A 36-year-old Indian nurse died in a horrific car accident while driving with her family to the Jebel Jais Mountains in the UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah over the Eid holiday, media reports said on Sunday.
Tintu Paul, 36, from Kochi, Kerala, was with her husband Kripa Shankar, children — Kritin (10), one and a half year old Aadin Shankar — and other family members when their car lost control, went off the road and crashed, the Khaleej Times reported.
She and her family were on a short vacation to the Jebel Jais Mountains on May 3 for Eid.
Ms Paul, her husband, children and other family members were rushed to a hospital in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) by police.
Despite all efforts, the nurse succumbed to her injuries the next day, while her husband and son remain in the ICU.
Ms. Paul has been working at the RAK Al Hamra Clinic for the past year and a half.
Basil, Paul’s maternal cousin, said the man and son are fighting for their lives.
“Her husband was seriously injured in the accident and is being treated in the ICU and the eldest son is also being treated at a hospital in RAK,” he said.
Basil said they were just devastated by this news.
“Her (Paul’s) mother cannot accept the loss and continues to say that her daughter will return soon,” he said.
Ms Paul’s brother, who is in the UK, flew to the UAE to assist in the performance of the last rites.
This is the second death of an Indian nurse in a week. On May 1, Sheba Mary Thomas, a resident of Cheppad, Kerala, who worked in Abu Dhabi, lost her life in another car accident during the Eid holiday in Salalah, Oman, Gulf News reported.
The RAK Police has urged all motorists and road users to take all necessary precautions when driving in mountainous areas and to obey traffic rules at all times to ensure their safety and that of others.
Police have also advised all road users to drive within the speed limit and to maintain a safe distance between vehicles to ensure safety. PTI NSA NSA NSA