x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Dubai Police meet accident survivors

The Human Rights Department (HRD) at Dubai Police met with workers who were injured in a crash on Emirates Road in May. More than a dozen were killed in the accident.

Thirteen people – nine from India and four from Bangladesh – were killed when a bus crashed into a stationary lorry in May. Courtesy Dubai Police
Thirteen people – nine from India and four from Bangladesh – were killed when a bus crashed into a stationary lorry in May. Courtesy Dubai Police

The Dubai Police’s human rights department (HRD) has held a meeting with workers injured in a motorway accident on Emirates Road in May.

Thirteen people – nine from India and four from Bangladesh – were killed when a bus carrying 28 passengers crashed into the back of a stationary lorry. The bus was transporting labourers from their camp in Umm Al Quwain to Jebel Ali.

Lt Col Adel Al Kash, the HRD’s head of administrative affairs, said his meeting with the men was part of Dubai Police’s humanitarian initiatives aimed at supporting members of the public.

He praised the response of charitable institutions to a Dubai Police initiative that sought to help the families of the workers who were injured or killed in the accident.

Lt Col Al Kash expressed his sympathy for their relatives and gave assistance to the 12 men who attended the meeting.

According to the Dubai Traffic Police, the Pakistani driver of the bus, who was taken to hospital with minor injuries, had been speeding. The drivers of both vehicles involved were later taken in for questioning.

The head of the Emirates Human Rights Association labour committee, who visited some of the injured men in hospital, said the labour-supply group that owns the bus should be held accountable.

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