Dubai bus crash: 7-year-jail for driver, Dh200,000 blood money for each victim

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The bus driver will be deported after serving a 7-year jail term.


Amira Agarib

Published: Thu 11 Jul 2019, 9:28 AM

Last updated: Sat 13 Jul 2019, 10:04 AM

The families of each of the 17 victims who were killed in the Dubai bus crash will be paid blood money of Dh200,000, the UAE's top court has ruled.
The Omani bus driver, who crashed into a road barrier in Dubai, was sentenced to 7-years in jail by the court after he was found guilty. He will be deported after serving the sentence.
Earlier, the bus driver has admitted to committing a mistake that led to the accident.
Also read: Dubai bus crash: Families devastated, survivors horrified
There were 30 passengers on the tourist bus that travelled from Oman to Dubai on June 6, at the tail end of the Eid Al Fitr holiday. Just a few minutes before it was supposed to reach its stop, the bus rammed into a road height restriction barrier that ripped through the left side of the vehicle.
Also read: List of Indians who passed away in Dubai road accident
Fifteen passengers died on the spot, and the others were rushed to the hospital, according to earlier reports. Two more died later, raising the total death toll to 17.

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