The police at the site of the crash.
"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.
Al Shehhi added police patrols and authorities moved to the scene where initial investigations proved the woman was running from an internal road to the highway. She was run over by a vehicle as she entered the highway.
These vehicles were spotted by police traffic patrols after gathering information on this category of motorists, whose motoring menaces put lives at risk by turning the streets into a race track.
The Dubai Police helped a French tourist find his lost cellphone, which he misplaced in a taxi on his way to the airport.
The Ministry said a 62-year old Asian expat and a 78-year old GCC national who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications related to chronic diseases. This brings death toll to eight.
An Australian tourist who was infected with the new coronavirus (Covid-19) thanked the UAE health sector for the care and treatment she received and helped her recover from the virus. She reportedly landed at Dubai Airport as a transit passenger on her way from Britain to Australia.
Two medical doctors said hand sanitizers which are the alternative to the 20-second handwashing, if soap and water were unavailable, should have at least 60 per cent isopropyl alcohol content.