Bahrain: 13 year old dies during Gulf Cup victory celebrations

Accident during Gulf Cup celebrations takes life of 13 year old.
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A horrific crash killed a 13-year-old boy instantly in the Northern Governorate Sunday night. The mishap occurred while the boy, among a group of children, was parading on their bicycles around Diraz to celebrate Bahrain’s victory in the 24th Gulf Cup. The deceased has been identified as Ibrahim Al Mottawa. Another child was also injured in the accident, confirmed the Interior Ministry in a statement.

 “The boy was on his bicycle when a car driven by a Bahraini, 19, rammed into him,” the statement said adding that legal measures are taken. The ministry didn’t reveal any further details. Eyewitness accounts say, the boy suffered a serious injury on his head and bled profusely on the scene of the accident. “The paramedics arrived soon, but pronounced him dead on the spot,” an eyewitness said. The body was taken to the morgue in Salmaniya Medical Complex. 

The General Directorate of Traffic called upon the public to obey the traffic rules and avoid hindering the traffic during the celebration of the sporting achievement.

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