Dubai: An Indian national, six Nepalese and a Pakistani were among eight people killed on the spot in a horrific traffic accident involving a mini bus and a truck here Monday morning, according to media reports.
Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director of Dubai Police Traffic Department, said they received a report of an accident between a mini bus and a truck on Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed road before Mirdif City Centre towards Sharjah.
“The mini bus crashed into the back of a halted truck on the right road shoulder. The mini bus was trapped under the truck. Eight were killed, two seriously injured and two others sustained moderate injuries. All were transferred to Rashid Hospital,” ‘Gulf News’ quoted Brig Al Mazroui as saying. The mini bus was carrying 14 people including the driver.
According to Khalifa Bin Drai, executive director of the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS), the accident happened during the early hours of Monday at 4.54am. The bodies of eight people have been shifted to the mortuary. However, they are yet to be identified.
According to Dubai Police, mini buses caused 34 traffic accidents in the first eight months of 2019, which left one dead and 48 others injured, compared to same period last year, when 35 accidents happened, including 12 deaths and 87 injuries.
A Muscat-to-Dubai bus struck an overhead height barrier here June 6 killing 17 people. Among them were 12 Indians, two Pakistanis, an Irish, Omani and Filipina.