Dubai bus crash: 11 Indian victims bodies flown home, one cremated in UAE

"All mortal remains were moved as scheduled. The procedures were completed by 11.45pm," he said.
Dubai bus crash: 11 Indian victims bodies flown home, one cremated in UAE

The mortal remains of 11 Indians killed in a horrific roadaccident in Dubai were repatriated on Sunday while the body of a 22-year-oldIndian was cremated here in the Gulf emirate, an official said.

Twelve Indians were among 17 people killed in Dubai Thursdaywhen a bus, mostly with Eid vacationers coming from Oman, entered a restrictedlane and rammed into a low-clearance sign.

The repatriation of 11 Indians was complete when the lastthree bodies were flown to Mumbai on an Air India flight, the official who wasmaking arrangements for the flights was quoted as saying by the Gulf News.

The flight departed at 3.39am Sunday.

"All mortal remains were moved as scheduled. Theprocedures were completed by 11.45pm," he said.

Meanwhile, Roshni Moolchandani, the youngest Indian victimkilled in the crash, was cremated here on Saturday at the Jebel Alicrematorium. Her final rites were completed by her family who came over fromIndia, said a social worker, who was assisting the family.

Consul General of India in Dubai Vipul told the paperSaturday that the mortal remains of the Indian victims would be repatriatedfree of cost by Air India in cases where employers were not bearing expenses.

The consulate had issued travel documents for free and alsooffered to bear the cost of embalming in cases where the families neededsupport.

The bus, belonging to the Omani bus transport companyMwasalat, carrying 31 passengers, crashed into a height barrier that cut theleft side of the bus and killed passengers sitting on that side.

Dubai Police blamed the Omani driver, who was moderatelyinjured, for the accident, saying "at times a small mistake or negligencecan lead to adverse consequences".

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