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Expat workers injured in Dubai bus crash

NMC Specialty Hospital waived the medical bill for half of the workers in occasion of Eid Al Adha

Expat workers injured in Dubai bus crash
NMC Specialty Hospital waived the bill for 10 of the workers, while the remaining patients’ bills were covered by their company insurance

A bus crash in Dubai on Thursday left a total of 21 blue-collar workers injured.

The workers were transferred to NMC Specialty Hospital in Al Nahda, where the accident had taken place at 8:45pm in nearby Muhaisnah.

However the majority of the workers (19) sustained minor injuries such as cuts, bruises and sprains, while two had moderate injuries, and one was serious, a spokesperson from the hospital told Gulf News, adding that the patients were discharged in the morning.

In occasion of Eid Al Adha, NMC Specialty Hospital waived the bill for 10 of the workers, while the remaining patients’ bills were covered by their company insurance, the paper reported.

The crash comes a month after a bus carrying 52 pilgrims hit a metal barrier on Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road while on its way back from the Holy City of Makkah to Oman. No injuries were reported.

Last month, it was announced that a Mwasalat driver at the centre of a deadly Dubai bus crash that left 17 dead in June will appeal his seven-year prison sentence in September.

On July 11, the 53-year old Omani national was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay AED 3.4 million ($925,694) in compensation to the families of the victims.

Citing Oman’s ambassador to the UAE, Dr Khalid bin Said Salim Al Jaradi, a report in the Times of Oman noted that the driver is now slated to appear in the Dubai Traffic Court on September 19.