12 Indians among 17 killed in Dubai bus accident

Indians killed in Dubai accident: At least 12 Indians were among the 17 people killed when a tourist bus rammed into a signboard in Dubai, the Indian consulate said on Friday. Nine persons were seriously injured when the driver of the bus, bearing an Omani number plate, wrongly entered a road not designated for buses towards Al Rashidiya metro station on Thursday. 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, the Indian Consulate in Dubai tweeted. The death toll later increased to 12. The bus, carrying 31 passengers, crashed into a height barrier, which slashed the rear window, cut into the left side of the bus and killed passengers sitting on that side, the Gulf News reported. We have been told by local authorities that 6 Indians are confirmed dead in the Dubai bus accident. However, this number may go up as 8 bodies are still not identified. 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. 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 said.