Published: Fri, June 07, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Dubai airport bus crash kills 17

Dubai airport bus crash kills 17

According to a statement by Dubai P.D, the Omani driver of the bus is now still in Rashid Hospital in Dubai and was severely injured in the crash.

Mwasalat, a government-owned bus company in Oman, said the crash involving its Muscat-to-Dubai route happened at 6 p.m. Thursday.

A bus, with an Omani license plate, crashes into a signpost, killing 17 people.

The Indian consulate named the deceased as: Mr Rajagopalan, Mr Feroz Khan Pathan, Mrs Reshma Feroz Khan Pathan, Mr Deepak Kumar, Mr Jamaludeen Arakkaveettil, Mr Kiran Johnny, Mr Vasudev, Mr Tilakram Jawahar Thakur.

"Our Consulate expresses honest condolences to the families of those who passed away in this tragic accident".

At least 12 Indians were among the 17 people killed in a horrific bus accident in Dubai when the vehicle, coming from Oman, rammed into a low-clearance sign, police and the Indian mission here said on Friday.

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"Mwasalat has paid great attention to the incident immediately on receipt of the news and has been in direct contact with the competent authorities in Dubai to look into the incident".

"4 Indians were discharged after first aid and three are receiving treatment in Rashid hospital", the consulate had tweeted earlier. People from other nationalities were also among the victims, it was reported.

The injured were taken to Rashid Hospital. It said it would suspend the service for the immediate future.

Dubai police said an investigation into the incident was underway and tweeted its "sincere condolences" to the families of those killed.

At the same time, police are yet to identify the other two Thalassery natives killed in the accident.

Indian officials said that eight Indian citizens were among the dead.

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