15 people killed in bus accident in Dubai
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Dubai:  A father and son are among 12 Indians who have been identified dead in Thursday’s bus crash in Dubai that killed a total of 17 people.

Speaking to Gulf News at 10.30 am on Friday, Consul General of India in Dubai Vipul said the total number of Indian victims identified so far had gone up to 10.

How the accident happened. Image Credit: Gulf News

Ummer Chonokadavath, 65, and his son Nabil Ummer , 25, were among the victims, a relative later confirmed to Gulf News.

“They had to gone to Oman to celebrate Eid with his daughter’s family there,” said the relative.

They hailed from Thalassery in the south Indian state of Kerala.

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Deepa Kumar, 40, an accountant with Century Mechanical Systems Manufacturing Company and Jamaludeen Arakkaveettil also have been identified as victims who hailed from Kerala.

Deepa Kumar and family had also gone to spent the Eid holidays with a cousin in Oman, one of his relatives said.

Kumar’s wife Athira and four-year-old daughter Athulya were injured and are under treatment in Rashid Hospital.

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Accident victim Jamaludeen (left), who was active in community work in Dubai, had gone to Oman to visit his friend. He had posted a selfie with his friend just before he boarded the ill-fated bus, his friends said. Image Credit: Supplied

The Omani driver of the Mwasalat bus from Muscat is also under treatment in the same hospital. Dubai Police has recorded his statement, sources said.

Other Indian victims who were earlier identified by the Indian Consulate in Dubai include

Rajagopalan, Feroz Khan Pathan, his wife Reshma Feroz Khan Pathan, Kiran Johnny, Vasudev and Tilakram Jawahar Thakur.

List of 12 Indians dead in the accident - released by CGI, Dubai

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Relatives, friends and neighbours of accident victims at Rashid Hospital Image Credit: Sajila Saseendran/Gulf News

Vipul, who visited the hospital and police station last night, said the consulate was working with Dubai Police to help the victims’ families with repatriation procedures.

“We have been in touch with the families, police and hospital. Our officers will be available on the numbers that we tweeted. One person will be at the Rashidiya Police station and another one in the mortuary to assist the families.”

According to Indian social workers who were helping the families, one Omani, one Pakistani and one Irish national are also among those feared dead. However, these details have to be officially verified.

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Accident scene Image Credit: Supplied/Dubai Police