Eight Indians among 17 killed in bus accident in Dubai

At least eight Indians were among the 17 people killed when a tourist bus rammed into a signboard in Dubai, the Indian Consulate said on Friday.

Nine persons were seriously injured when the driver of the bus, bearing an Omani number plate, wrongly entered a road not designated for buses towards Al Rashidiya metro station on Thursday.

"We are sorry to inform that as per local authorities and relatives it is so far confirmed that 8 Indians have passed away in Dubai bus accident," the Indian Consulate in Dubai tweeted.

The bus, carrying 31 passengers, crashed into a height barrier, which slashed the rear window, cut into the left side of the bus and killed passengers sitting on that side, the 'Gulf News' reported.

The Indian Consulate expressed condolences to the families of those who passed away in this tragic accident.