Police lead appeal for bus crash victims

Nine Indian and four Bangladeshi expatriates died last Saturday when their labour transport bus ploughed into a stationary lorry on the hard shoulder on Emirates Road.

DUBAI // Dubai police are coordinating a massive philanthropic effort to help the struggling families of 13 men killed in a crash.

Nine Indian and four Bangladeshi expatriates died last Saturday when their labour transport bus ploughed into a stationary lorry on the hard shoulder on Emirates Road. The families of the men injured in the crash will also receive help.

Many of the victims were sole breadwinners for their families back home, who are now struggling to make ends meet.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Establishment, Dubai Charity Association, Al Maktoum Charity Foundation and Dar Al Ber Society have all donated funds.

“Such an act of generosity highlights the cultural values of the UAE and its keenness for social solidarity, which constitutes the foundation of our religion, especially since the accident was an act of God and has left us deeply moved,” said the Dubai police chief Maj Gen Khamis Al Mazeina.

“We grieve and mourn with the families of the victims and ask Allah to rest their souls in peace.”

newsdesk@thenational.ae

Published: May 17, 2014 04:00 AM

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