Dubai: 8 Indians among 17 killed in fatal bus accident

Nine people were also injured in the accident, of which four were Indians.

Dubai: 8 Indians among 17 killed in fatal bus accident
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DUBAI: Eight Indians were among the 17 people who were killed when a tourist bus from Oman rammed into a signboard in Dubai, the Consulate General of India (CGI) here said on Friday, June 7.

Taking to Twitter, the Indian consulate announced:

“We are sorry to inform that as per local authorities and relatives it is so far confirmed that eight Indians have passed away in Dubai bus accident. Consulate is in touch with relatives of some of the deceased and awaits further details for others to inform their families,” the CGI Dubai said in a tweet.

The Consulate has also revealed the names of the victims.

“The names of those who have passed away are: Rajagopalan, Feroz Khan Pathan, Reshma Feroz Khan Pathan, Deepak Kumar, Jamaludeen Arakkaveettil, Kiran Johnny, Vasudev, Tilakram Jawahar Thakur,” it further tweeted.

The tourists bus was carrying 31 passengers of different nationalities and crashed in to the signboard at Al Rashidiya exit at 5.40 p.m. on Thursday.

Nine people were also injured in the accident, of which four were Indians. The four were discharged after first aid treatment while three others are still undergoing treatment.

Mwasalat, a government-owned bus company in Oman said the crash involving its Muscat-to-Dubai route happened at 6 pm on Thursday on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.

With IANS inputs

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