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Driver, supervisor suffer 'severe' injuries in Dubai bus crash

Rashid Hospital says 14 out of 15 students have been discharged after treatment for minor injuries following Monday morning crash

Driver, supervisor suffer 'severe' injuries in Dubai bus crash
The Dubai Health Authority-run hospital announced a disaster preparedness code that mobilises resources and manpower required to receive a big scale accident after it was notified at 7am about the accident.

A driver and supervisor involved in a school bus crash in Dubai earlier on Monday remain in hospital with "severe injuries".

Rashid Hospital doctors treated a total of 17 patients who were injured as a result of the incident.

Doctors said all the patients were discharged except for one student, the bus driver and the bus supervisor.

The patients included 15 students who all suffered from minor injuries and so were discharged apart for one student who required further medical supervision.

Meanwhile, the driver and bus supervisor suffered from severe injuries that require medical intervention, a statement from the hospital said.

The Dubai Health Authority-run hospital announced a disaster preparedness code that mobilises resources and manpower required to receive a big scale accident after it was notified at 7am about the accident.

The 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 Xrays 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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