12 Indians among 17 killed in Dubai accident

Dubai: As many as 12 Indians were among the 17 people who were killed when a tourist bus from Oman rammed into a signboard in Dubai, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar confirmed today. Nine others, including the bus driver, have been severely injured and are being treated in the city’s Rashid Hospital.

The External Affairs Minister also revealed the names of the victims in his Twitter handle.

The names of those who were killed in the accident are Vikram Jawahar Thakur, Vimal Kumar Karthikeyan Kesavapilaikar, Kiron Johny Johny Vallithottathil Paily, Firoz Khan Aziz Pathan, Reshma Firoz Khan Aziz Pathan, Ummer Chonokatavath Mammad Puthen, Nabil Ummer Chonokatavath, Vasudev Vishandas, Rajan Puthiyapurayil Gopalan, Jamaludeen Muhamedunni Jamaludeen, Prabula Madhavan Deepa Kumar and Roshni Moolchandani.

Jaishankar further said some bodies are yet to be identified and the number of Indians who died could increase further.

The tourists bus was carrying 31 passengers of different nationalities and crashed in to the signboard at Al Rashidiya exit at 5.40 p.m. on Thursday.

Nine people including four Indians were also injured in the accident.