17 tourists killed in Dubai bus crash

Suspended service now resumed between Dubai and Muscat, says Oman’s transport company

Passengers were taken to Rashid Hospital in Dubai
Passengers were taken to Rashid Hospital in Dubai

Seventeen people died and nine others were seriously injured after a bus crashed into an overhead sign in Dubai on Thursday 6 June 2019, local media reported.

Passengers aboard the bus were tourists from Europe and Asia, with the Indian consulate in Dubai confirming that 12 India nationals had lost their lives in the crash.

Media reports said that passengers were taken to Rashid Hospital, Dubai.

Reportedly, initial investigations revealed that the Omani driver, in his fifties, took a lane that is not designated for buses and crashed into the maximum-height sign protruding over the road.

Police said the impact of the collision on the bus indicated that the driver had exceeding the speed limit of 40kph on that road. Reports said.

Mwasalat, the Oman government-owned bus company issued a statement on Twitter offering condolences to the families.

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