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Omani bus company Mwasalat resumes Dubai-Muscat route

An independent investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the accident

Omani bus company Mwasalat resumes Dubai-Muscat route
Dubai Police said 17 people were killed in a bus accident along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road near the Rashidiya exit to the metro station.

Mwasalat, the Omani government-owned transport company, has resumed its service between Dubai and Muscat, the company announced today.

The transportation firm said it suspended its service in the aftermath of the  crash which claimed the lives of 17 people on Thursday.

In a further update today, said operations resumed today, in agreement with Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority in Dubai.

"Service on the same route was previously suspended soon after the accident as a precaution for the safety of passengers,” Mwasalat said.

It added that an independent investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the accident. 

“An independent investigation team has been formed and headed by Accident Investigations from the Department of Transportation Safety at the Ministry of Transport and  Communications,” Mwasalat said.

“The team, which includes experts on traffic safety, will explore the direct and indirect causes of the serious accident.”

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Dubai Police said the accident happened when a bus, with 31 passengers on board, crashed into a sign post along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road near the Rashidiya exit to the metro station.