British woman died after her BMW plunged 80ft from multi-storey car park in Abu Dhabi when she accidentally reversed over the edge

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A British woman plunged to her death after accidentally reversing her BMW off an 80ft tall multi-storey car park in Abu Dhabi.

Linda Al Selmie, 53, fell from the sixth floor when parking her vehicle and suffered multiple injuries.

Her white BMW landed near the entrance to the car park and shocking photographs show the back of her vehicle completely destroyed.

She had parked at the car park of the Sheikh Khalifa Energy Complex – the headquarters of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Group.

Mrs Al Selmie died at the scene from an inter-cerebral haemorrhage and crushed chest, the coroner found.

She grew up in Darlington before spells studying in Cardiff and living in Manchester, then moved to the Middle East with husband Wajhi Al Selmie, an Iraqi-born engineer.

An inquest yesterday heard an investigation was launched after her death.

It found the concrete and metal barrier protecting cars from the edge of the car park had been built 16.68cm shorter than the originally designed showed and was only 90cm high.

It also should have been 110cm further in from the edge than it had been positioned.

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