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UAE: Father And Son Killed In Car Crash
A British father and his seven-year-old son have been killed after a 4x4 vehicle ploughed into them in the United Arab Emirates.
The man, 48, and the boy were with four other members of their family in al Nahda, a residential area of Sharjah, when the accident took place on Friday.
Police said the driver of the vehicle is being held after allegedly falling asleep at the wheel, before veering off the road and into the pedestrians.
He told officers he was tired and under stress after working throughout the Eid holiday.
A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) confirmed the deaths of two British nationals. They have not been identified.
The spokesman said: "We are aware of the traffic accident involving six British nationals. We can confirm there were two fatalities.
"We are offering consular assistance at this very difficult time."
The four injured family members were taken to hospital for treatment.
Eight people were killed in the UAE over the holiday weekend in two separate car accidents.
Six members of the same Pakistani family died on Saturday when their vehicle left the road and hit a barrier in the mountainous area of Wadi al Helio on the east coast.