Update: Dubai bus crash death toll rises
June 7, 2019 | 5:38 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: The death toll of the deadly Mwasalat bus accident in Dubai has risen to 17, according to a statement issued by the Mwasalat.

According to the statement: "11 Indians, two Pakistanis, one Irish citizen, one Omani citizen (who was a reserve driver) and two yet unidentified persons have lost their lives in the accident."

The accident took place on Thursday when a Mwasalat bus from Muscat carrying 31 passengers of Omani, German, Irish, Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi nationality crashed into a signboard in Dubai.

"Fifteen passengers died at the scene and 16 passengers were taken to hospital. Two passengers later died, leaving 17 passengers dead while 6 passengers were still being treated in hospital, including the bus driver," the company added in a statement.

“One of cases was in critical condition and eight cases left the hospital."

Mwasalat added, "The bodies of four deceased have so far been handed over to their families and embassies and contacts are being made with the rest of the embassies to make the necessary arrangements."

The company appreciates the co-operation of all the concerned authorities in the Sultanate and in the United Arab Emirates and their interest and follow-up to the details of the incident and the company confirms that the investigations are still ongoing in coordination with the competent authorities.

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