This weekend, we reported that four Emiratis were tragically killed in a helicopter crash in Yemen over the weekend, with several others injured.
It has now emerged one of the injured soldiers was a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family. HH Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan survived the accident and is currently receiving medical treatment.
The four bodies were returned to Abu Dhabi on Saturday evening.
دعواتنا هذا الصباح أن يحفظ رب العالمين الشيخ زايد بن حمدان ورفاقه وأن يشفيهم الشفاء العاجل، شباب الوطن رصيده الأكبر ورهان الحاضر و المستقبل.
— د. أنور قرقاش (@AnwarGargash) August 13, 2017
“Our prayers this morning for the Lord to save HH Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan and his comrades and heal them through a speedy recovery.”
Dr Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
The UAE paid tribute to the martyrs
— WAM News / English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) August 13, 2017