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At the scene of the crash on Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road on July 16, 2019.

PHOTO BY ABU DHABI POLICE


Abu Dhabi bus crash: 52 Makkah pilgrims saved

 

DUBAI – Fifty-two people returning from pilgrimage in Makkah were saved after their bus crashed in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday (July 16).

According to Abu Dhabi Police, the bus was travelling back to Oman from Makkah when it crashed into a metal barrier on the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road in Abu Dhabi.

No one was reported injured in the bus crash, said Colonel Mohammad Salem Al Shehi, director of traffic and patrol department of Abu Dhabi Police.

Police did not reveal further details about the bus crash, but released a photo of the bus that showed damage to its headlights and front bumper.

Al Shehi said that the passengers have been checked by emergency responders and given shelter, food, drinks and alternative transport. ICA/Expat Media

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