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Ajman student’s death: School bus driver sentenced to jail, told to pay Dh200,000 blood money

A school bus driver who ran over a student in Ajman has been sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to pay the victim’s family Dh200,000 in blood money or compensation, according to reports on Thursday (June 23).

The Ajman Court of First Instance found the driver guilty of causing the student’s death for failing to follow traffic laws. The convict was identified by his initials A.M.

The deadly incident happened on February 15 after the 12-year-old Yemeni student of Umm Ammar School alighted from the school bus near her home in Ajman’s Hamidiya area.

The bus driver ran over the victim, Sheikha Hassan, as she walked in front of the bus to get to the pedestrian lane. The girl died from serious head injuries.

According to Ajman Police, the bus driver “drove forward without paying attention and ran over her, causing her death”. Police said there was no supervisor in the bus during the incident. ICA/Expat Media

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