In a tragic incident in the United Arab Emirates, a woman lost her life after her husband accidentally ran over her while parking his car.

On Saturday, the man and the woman – both Indian citizens – arrived at a hospital in Ajman for a health check-up. The victim, identified as 45-year-old Liji, got down from the vehicle and began helping her husband park the car. As the woman signaled to her husband while standing in front of the vehicle, the man accidentally ran over her.

"By mistake, the car raced forward and she got jammed between the car and the compound wall and could not be rescued," Sajad Nattika, president of the Indian Association Umm Al Quwain, told Gulf News.

He said the community was shocked after hearing about the incident.

"He was my college mate and also a member of the association. We have always seen them [the couple] together. Both of them are good drivers. Everyone is so shocked and saddened about their fate," Nattika told the outlet.

He said the association members were helping the woman's family complete the formalities for repatriation.

"The Consulate offers its heartfelt condolences to the family and all the assistance required from our side," Neeraj Agrawal, Consul for Press, Information and Culture, at the Indian Consulate in Dubai, told the outlet.

Nattika said the couple has two children and the husband was "completely shattered."

The tragic death of Liji highlights the need for drivers to be more cautious at parking lots as several such cases involving children have been reported across the UAE.

"It is a common mistake. People should take extra care in the parking lots because anything can happen if someone is standing in front or at the back of the car," Nattika said.

A few days back, a woman was killed and her toddler daughter was seriously injured after an SUV ran over them on a highway in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The girl's father was changing the tire of their vehicle at the time.

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