Accident death toll in Dubai increases to 15


By Amira Agarib and Salah Al Deberky

Fifteen workers were killed and 14 others injured in a traffic accident on Emirates Road on Saturday.

Colonel Ali Ghanim, Director of Bur Dubai Police Station said that the accident occurred when a bus carrying 29 Asian workers rammed a heavy truck parked on the hard shoulder, killing 13 people on the spot.

According to the statement issued by the Dubai Police, 10 of the injured were rushed to Rashid Hospital and six others to Al Baraha Hospital. Two of the injured died shortly at the hospital which increased the toll to 15.

The air wing of Dubai Police and ambulance and police patrols used hydraulic cutters to remove bodies of the workers.

Major-General  Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police visited the accident scene to determine the cause of the accident. More info