At least twelve Indians were among the 17 who were killed after a bus from Oman crashed into a road sign in Dubai, on Friday, June 7.
Taking to Twitter, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, confirmed.
The Indian consulate in Dubai had initially confirmed eight deaths, saying that the consulate was in regular touch with the family members of the deceased.
1/2) We are sorry to inform that as per local authorities and relatives it is so far confirmed that 8 Indians have passed away in Dubai bus accident. Consulate is in touch with relatives of some of the deceased & awaits further details for others to inform their families.— India in Dubai (@cgidubai) June 6, 2019
The bus was carrying 31 passengers of different nationalities, who were returning after Eid celebrations in Oman. The bus crashed into a signboard at Al Rashidiya exit towards the metro station, the police said. A probe into the exact cause of the accident is underway.
The nice injured, including the bus driver, have been taken to Rashid hospital in Dubai. Four Indians were discharged after first aid treatment while three others are still undergoing treatment, an official from the Indian consulate said.
Mwasalat, a government-owned bus company in Oman, said that it would suspend services along the Muscat-Dubai route for the immediate future.
"Mwasalat has paid great attention to the incident immediately on receipt of the news and has been in direct contact with the competent authorities in Dubai to look into the incident," the company reportedly said in a statement.