Horrific accident on Al Ain – Abu Dhabi Truck Road, claims 22 lives

Image courtesy: (Wam)
Image courtesy: (Wam)

At least 22 people were killed when a truck laden with gravel collided with a bus carrying 46 Asian migrant workers in the oasis town of al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates, police said on Monday.

The truck driver lost control of his vehicle, causing it to land on top of the bus and trap its passengers under the cargo of gravel, police said of Monday’s incident.

Twenty-four people were injured, at least five critically, officials from two hospitals in al-Ain said. The police did not disclose the nationalities of the dead, but it is widely believed that majority of them were from Bangladesh.

The accident took place at 7.45 am, on the Al Ain-Abu Dhabi Truck Road near Al Rawdah Palace. The area is approximately 35km from downtown Al Ain.

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