One of Dubai bus crash victims loses life on surgery table

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One of Dubai bus crash victims loses life on surgery table

The mother had a cervical collar injury and the child had some minor injuries on hands and legs.

By Saman Haziq

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Published: Sat 8 Jun 2019, 11:33 PM

The scenes at one of the hospitals where the victims of the Dubai tourist bus accident were taken were heart-breaking. According to sources at the emergency room (ER) of the hospital, a total of five injured were brought there, most with critical injuries.
"We were told that 10 people were killed on the spot and five critically injured were brought to the ER of our hospital. Out of those five, one was a family of three - husband, wife and their four-year-old daughter. However, the husband was pronounced dead on reaching the hospital. His wife and child escaped with some minor injuries, but the child was in a state of shock and was not speaking at all. The toughest part was that the mother lying in the stretcher was constantly asking about her husband and we were just reassuring her, unable to tell her that her husband was brought dead," said the source, who wanted to be anonymous.
The mother had a cervical collar injury and the child had some minor injuries on hands and legs. Another victim passed away on the operation theater table, the source said:
"That woman had suffered severe liver lacerations and we had to give her cardiac massage for nearly half an hour to revive her. We did manage to revive her but as soon as we rushed her to the OT, she passed away on the table due to severe bleeding."
Elaborating about the third critically wounded victim, who is currently battling for life in the ICU, the source said: "The third victim was a young man who was admitted to the ER with critical head injuries. He was saved after an operation was done and an intracranial pressure monitor device was placed to check his brain pressure as he had severe head injury."
Some of the injured are being treated at the hospital and are said to be in stable conditions. "The hardest part was to tell some of the families that they had lost their loved ones," the source said.
saman@khaleejtimes.com



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