Three Nepalis killed in Abu Dhabi bus crash, 14 injured

Abu Dhabi bus crash

ABU DHABI, Jan 17: At least six people including three Nepalis have been killed in a bus collision in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, that have left 14 Nepalis and five others injured.

The bus carrying 24 people including a driver, among them 16 were Nepali migrant workers, reportedly rammed into a lorry on Al Raha beach road on Thursday morning.

A video released on social media by Abu Dhabi police shows a white sedan nearly stopping on the right lane, forcing two lorries to abruptly slow down, while a bus fails to do so ramming into the second lorry.

According to the Nepalese Embassy in the UAE, those killed in the accident are Krishna Kumari Adhikari of Jhapa, Bhawana Kunwar of Pyuthan and Asmita Moktan Tamang. Tamang’s address is yet to be ascertained.

Maya Tamang and Sarita Thapa of Sindhupalchowk, Tulasi Thapa, Pabitra Tamang and Muna Rai of Jhapa, Sita Subba of Ilam, Rita Shiwakoti of Tistung Palung, Makwanpur, Mina Singh Chapagaun of Hetauda, Kamala Nepali of Lalitpur, Asha Gharti Magar of Dang, Sarita Tamang of Nuwakot, Barsa Bishwakarma of Dharan, Nirmala Praja of Chitwan and Sujala Bishwakarma have sustained injuries.

Nirmala Praja has returned to camp after receiving treatment while 13 others injured are undergoing treatment in Mafraq, NMC and Al Raha hospital in Abu Dhabi.

According to Abu Dhabi Police, the main cause of the accident was the reckless behavior of the driver of the car in front of the truck who confused its driver leading the truck stopping in order to avoid hitting it.