An 18-month-old baby died after being run over by a car driven by her father when he was reversing the vehicle out of parking.

According to sources, the incident occurred in front of their villa in Hor Al Anz area of Dubai on Friday morning.

Abid, a resident of Dubai from the Indian state of Kerala, was taking the vehicle out while his daughter Sama immediately ran to the vehicle, a relative of Abid said.

He didn’t notice Sama and ran over the baby unintentionally. The tragic accident took place on Friday at around 1pm.

Brigadier Saif Al Mazroui, head of Dubai Traffic Police, said: “Although the man rushed his daughter to the hospital, she couldn’t make it. She died on arrival.”

Al Mazroui said that the case has been referred to prosecution.



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