Around 8 Indians died in a bus accident in Dubai on Thursday evening, the IGI (Consulate General of India) of Dubai has confirmed it. Total 17 people were killed and five are critically injured when the bus accident that was returning from Oman after Eid holidays. The bus met with an accident at Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road on Thursday evening.
The 8 Indians that were killed in the accident were identified as Rajagopalan, Feroz Khan Pathan, Reshma Feroz Khan Pathan, Deepak Kumar, Jamaludeen Arakkaveettil, Kiran Johnny, Vasudev, and Tilakram Jawahar Thakur.
“We are sorry to inform that as per local authorities and relatives it is so far confirmed that 8 Indians have passed away in Dubai bus accident. Consulate is in touch with relatives of some of the deceased & awaits further details for others to inform their families,” CGI of Dubai tweeted.
1/2) We are sorry to inform that as per local authorities and relatives it is so far confirmed that 8 Indians have passed away in Dubai bus accident. Consulate is in touch with relatives of some of the deceased & awaits further details for others to inform their families.— India in Dubai (@cgidubai) June 6, 2019
Even Dubai Police confirmed that 31 passengers carrying bus met ran into a traffic signal near a metro station. The bus was returning from Oman after Eid holidays and it had people from different countries. Oman National Transport Company, which owns the bus that met with an accident issued an apology and also expressed condolences.
The company in an official statement said, "Mwasalat family expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery to the in-jured. Mwaslat has paid great attention to the incident immediately on receipt of news and has been in direct contact with the com-petent authorities at Dubai to look into the incident".
"Hence, our trips from Muscat to Dubai, and vice versa, will be suspended from today until further notice. This action has been taken after coordination with Road and Transport Authority in Dubai. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause."