Eight Indians among 17 killed in Dubai bus accident ​ - GulfToday

Eight Indians among 17 killed in Dubai bus accident ​

Dubai-accident

The police at the site of the crash.

Eight Indians were among the 17 killed when a tourist bus from Oman crashed into a signboard in Dubai, the Consulate General of India (CGI) said on Friday.

"We are sorry to inform that as per local authorities and relatives it is so far confirmed that eight Indians have passed away in Dubai bus accident. Consulate is in touch with relatives of some of the deceased and awaits further details for others to inform their families," the CGI Dubai said in a tweet.

The Consulate has also revealed the names of the victims.

"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 further tweeted.

According to the Dubai Police, the bus registered with Omani number plate was carrying 31 passengers of different nationalities.

The bus crashed in to a signboard at Al Rashidiya exit towards the metro station at 5:40pm, the Dubai Police said. Nine people were also injured in the accident, of which four were Indians.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.