12 Indians among 17 killed in Dubai bus crash
New Delhi: At least 12 Indians were among the 17 killed after a tourist bus crashed into a traffic signboard in Dubai, the Indian Consulate confirmed on Friday. Nine others, including the bus driver, have been severely injured and are being treated in the city’s Rashid Hospital.
The death toll which was initially eight rose to 12 later on Friday.
The Oman-registered bus — a Mwasalat vehicle transporting people between Dubai and Muscat — was travelling along Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road, carrying 31 passengers, when it crashed into a signboard at Al Rashidiya exit at 5.40pm on Thursday.
Speaking to Gulf News at 10.30am on Friday, Consul General of India in Dubai Vipul said the total number of Indian victims identified so far had gone up to 12.
The CGI has expressed its condolences to the families of those who passed away in this tragic accident. The consul general Vipul and 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.