Dubai: Two Pakistani victims who died following a horrific tourist bus crash in Dubai were identified on Saturday.

The Pakistani consulate in Dubai said they are giving consular assistance to the victims and their families.

The accident killed 17 people — including Indians, Pakistanis, an Omani and a citizen of Ireland — making it one of the worst accidents in the UAE

Cause of accident

In a statement, the Pakistani consulate said: "A tourist bus from Oman to Dubai crashed on Thursday night (6th June 2019) in Dubai.

"The cause of the accident was the negligence of the Omani driver who disregarded the warning signs and crashed the bus on the low-ceiling bridge. Seventeen people died and nine others were severely injured.

"Out of the dead, two Pakistani have been identified. One is Shafiq from DG Khan. His NOC has been issued and passport also cancelled from Consulate. His body will be transported to Multan by Airblue this evening.

"Second Pakistani died in the accident is identified as Shehzad Khan, son of Sarfraz Khan, his body will be transported to Peshawar after completion of necessary documents. Another Pakistani national, Jamshed Khan had a fracture and left hospital after treatment.

"The Consulate General staff was at hospital and at the Police Station and accident site and assisted in the relief of dead and injured."

How the accident happened. Image Credit: Gulf News

June 8, 2019