At the scene of the crash on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai on June 6, 2019.
PHOTO BY DUBAI POLICE
DUBAI – A Filipino expatriate was among 17 people killed when a Dubai-Muscat bus crashed on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road on Thursday, the Philippine Consulate in Dubai confirmed on Saturday (June 8).
Philippine Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes said the victim’s family was yet to be notified on Saturday.
Update: As of Monday (June 10), Cortes said that the family of the victim has been notified. Cortes said that the 37-year-old victim, Marie January Ventura Gallardo, was a physical therapist based in Oman.
The Filipino, from Jones, Isabela in the Philippines, had worked in Oman for one year. She left behind her two children.
Gallardo was among 31 holidaymakers headed to Dubai on their Eid break when the Mwasalat bus they were riding crashed into a signboard at the Al Rashidiya exit on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road on June 6, killing 17 people and injuring nine others, including the Omani driver.
Police said that 15 people were killed on impact and two more later died in the hospital. A Dubai-based Indian model was among those killed in the crash.
All victims were sent to Rashid Hospital where two people are currently being treated and six others have yet to be identified due to the severity of their injuries, according to police.
The passengers included Irish, Indian, German, Pakistani, Omani and Filipino.
The Indian Consulate in Dubai said that 12 Indians were among those killed in the incident. Click here for list of casualties and full details. ICA/Expat Media
Filipinos in UAE warned against selling, distributing cooked food without permit
Glee star Naya Rivera dies saving son in California lake
UAE missing person: Have you seen this Emirati man?
UAE visit visa, tourist visa expired after March 1? Exit by August 10
UAE amnesty 2020 for visa violators: August 18 deadline to exit without ban, fines
New UAE rules for visas expired after March 1: All you need to know
Sharjah Deputy Ruler dies, 3-day mourning period declared
Dubai’s most beautiful Metro station unveiled on Route 2020
Emirates lays off more pilots, cabin crew
No fine for wearing cloth mask in UAE but people still sharing fake news video
Dubai money exchange teller on trial over Dh642,000 theft