As many as 12 Indians were killed in a horrific bus accident in Dubai on Thursday evening. A total of 17 people are said to be killed and five more critically injured. According to the Dubai police, the bus was carrying 31 passengers of different nationalities, who were reportedly returning after the Eid celebrations in Oman. The police said, the bus crashed into a signboard at Al Rashidiya exit towards the metro station. The exact cause of the accident is under investigation.
The dead and injured have been shifted to Rashid Hospital. The Indian Consulate in a tweet has confirmed that eight people out of the 17 who died in the Dubai bus accident were Indians.
The Indian Consulate official said that four Indians were discharged after the first aid treatment while three others are still being treated for their injuries. The Consulate in a tweet has expressed "sincere condolences to the families of those who passed away in this tragic accident".
"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," the Indian Consulate said.