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Bus Rear-Ended Stationary Truck in Dubai: 15 Killed

Bus crashA bus carrying 29 laborers crashed into a stationary truck on Emirates Road near exit 50 in Dubai at 6.30am on May 10.

The bus, en-route to Abu Dhabi, hit the truck from behind and skidded it for about 8 meters, the truck turned over, and the bus continued to skid 5 more meters before coming to stop.

Fifteen passengers were killed and more than a dozen were injured. The injured were taken to Rashid Hospital and Al Baraha Hospital.

The authorities identified nine of the deceased as Indians while four others as Bangladesh nationals. The nationality of the two was not yet determined.

The drivers of both the vehicles were identified as Pakistani nationals. According to the Senior Chief Prosecutor and Head of Dubai Traffic Public Prosecution (TPP), Salah Bu Farousha, they have been provisionally detained for causing the deaths and injuries.

Lt Col Ahmed Atiq Burqibah, deputy director of rescue at Dubai Police, said that this is the biggest accident of the year.