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Roshni Moolchandani was a Dubai-based model and social media influencer.

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Indian model killed in Dubai bus crash cremated

 

DUBAI – An Indian model and social media influencer, who was among 17 people killed in a bus crash in Dubai, has been cremated in the emirate.

Roshni Moolchandani, 22, was one of 31 passengers of the ill-fated Mwasalat bus traveling back to Dubai from Muscat on Thursday (June 6).

Police said the bus driver was speeding on a non-designated bus lane and had swerved the vehicle to avoid a height restriction bar, crashing instead into a signboard at the Al Rashidiya exit on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road.

The crash killed 15 people on impact and injured nine others. The death toll later rose to 17 after two more passengers died from their injuries.


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Moolchandani, who worked in a hotel in Dubai, was among 12 Indians who died in the crash. Her name was on the list of casualties that the Indian Consulate released over the weekend.

She was travelling with a friend, who survived the crash, and her cousin’s husband, Vikram Thakur, who also died in the crash.

Social workers who spoke to the family said that Moolchandani and Thakur had transferred to seats on the left side of the bus, which was heavily damaged during the crash. Their friend, who was sitting on the right side of the vehicle, survived.

On Saturday, Moolchandani’s family arrived in Dubai from Jaipur in India to have her remains cremated at the Jebel Ali crematorium.

A volunteer said that the model’s injuries were so severe that her body could not be taken to India for last rites. ICA/Expat Media

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