12 Indians among 17 killed in Dubai bus accident

The bus carrying 31 people overran a traffic signal near the Rashidiya metro station.
A total of 12 Indians were killed in the horrific bus crash in Al Rashidiya that claimed 17 lives on Thursday, June 6. Four Indians were discharged after receiving treatment in Rashid Hospital.
Consul general of India to Dubai Vipul has confirmed the total death toll of Indians in the accident has risen to 12. “We have confirmed 12 Indian deaths in total,” he told Khaleej Times. “Our teams have been working with the respective Dubai government departments to ensure paperwork is completed as soon as possible.” Repatriations of bodies are expected to begin tomorrow, day after tomorrow, said Vipul.
Jamaludeen Arakkaveettil, an employee of a Dubai- based media firm, was among those who died in the accident. According to Jamal’s colleagues, he had travelled to Oman to visit a friend as his wife and daughters reside back home in Kerala. His colleague said, “We saw him last week before the holidays began. He wished Eid Mubarak to everyone and left.” Efforts are underway to repatriate his body back to India.
The Consulate General of India tweeted earlier today, “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.”