Students injured in Dubai school bus accident discharged

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Dubai - Fifteen students of Our Own English High School, Al Warqa, had been injured in the bus-water tanker accident.



By Staff Report

Published: Tue 10 Sep 2019, 4:28 PM

Last updated: Tue 10 Sep 2019, 5:01 PM

The students and bus supervisors injured in a school bus-water accident that took place in Dubai on Monday morning underwent treatment at Rashid Hospital, and most of them have been discharged.

"The patients included 15 young students who all suffered from minor injuries and so were discharged except for one student who required further medical supervision," the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said.

Fifteen students of Our Own English High School, Al Warqa, had been injured in the accident, Dubai Police earlier said.

The accident "resulted in 15 minor injuries among pupils, and two minor and one moderate injury among bus supervisors", Dubai Police said in a statement on Twitter.

The tanker driver also sustained moderate injuries, the police added.

The Rashid Hospital emergency team, which included 11 doctors from the ICU, surgery and trauma departments, were all on standby to receive the injured.

The doctors conducted all the tests and X-rays needed and divided the emergency reception area into two areas, one for minor injuries and the other for the medium injuries, while the ICU rooms received the severe cases.

The hospital also formed a team of administration staff to meet parents and family members and update them about the condition of the children and the other patients.

Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA, visited the hospital and met with the patients.


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