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Eight Indians among 17 killed in Dubai bus accident


DUBAI: At least 12 Indians were a few of the 17 other folks killed in a horrific bus coincidence in Dubai when the car, coming from Oman, rammed right into a low-clearance signal, police and the Indian project right here stated on Friday.

Nine individuals were seriously injured when the driving force of the bus, belonging to the Omani bus shipping corporate Mwasalat, wrongly entered a street no longer designated for buses against Al Rashidiya metro station right here on Thursday.


Dubai Police authorities stated that there are nonetheless some unidentified our bodies and the selection of Indians who died within the coincidence may just increase additional.

"With great sadness we inform that Indian fatalities in Dubai bus accident have gone up to 12," Vipul, Indian Consular General in Dubai, tweeted. He stated that the embassy officials are at the Rashidiya police station and mortuary to increase all assistance to the families of the sufferers. "Our effort now is to get formalities completed soon so that mortal remains can be repatriated soon," he stated.

The bus, wearing 31 passengers, crashed right into a peak barrier that cut the left facet of the bus and killed passengers sitting on that facet, the Gulf News reported.

Minister of exterior affairs S Jaishankar expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased.

"Deeply grieved by the unfortunate bus accident in Dubai that has claimed 12 Indian lives. My sincere condolences to the families," he tweeted.




Vipul additionally released a listing of the Indians killed within the coincidence.

The names of those who passed on to the great beyond are Vikram Jawahar Thakur, Vimal Kumar Karthikeyan Kesavapilaikar, Kiran Johny Johny Vallithottathil Paily, Firoz Khan Aziz Pathan, Reshma Feroz Khan Pathan, Jamaludeen Arakkaveettil, Vasudev Vishandas, Rajan Puthiyapurayil Gopalan, Prabula Madhavan Deepa Kumar, Roshni Moolchandani, Ummer Chonokatavath Mammad Puthen, Nabil Ummer Chonokatavath.



The Indian Consulate had earlier tweeted that 4 Indians were discharged after first aid and three are receiving treatment in Rashid hospital.

"The Consulate along with other officials and community members met the concerned relatives as well as hospital and police authorities late in the night to assure of all help," it tweeted.

It additionally issued a helpline number- +971-565463903- for any queries similar to those travelling on the fated bus.

The Dubai Police too expressed its condolences.


"The general directorate of Dubai Police extends its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased who were involved in a bus crash at Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, which killed 17 passengers," it


Transport corporate Mwasalat issued a observation on Twitter pronouncing the suspension of their daily services and products between Muscat and Dubai and vice versa, till additional notice.


"Mwasalat family expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured," the company tweeted.




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