Dubai: The bodies of nine Indian workers, who were killed in a road accident here, will be sent back home in the next few days, Indian officials said.
"We will be providing all facilitation to the company for the repatriation and eventually for compensation for the affected families," according to a spokesperson from the Indian Consulate here.
Nine Indian workers were among 13 people killed when the bus they were travelling in rammed into a parked truck on the busy Emirates road here on Statuary.
The bus - from the Bravo Technical Construction company owned by Holland Technical Contracting Services - hit the parked truck, flipped on its left side and skidded for five meters, killing 13 people on the spot.
All the nine Indians killed were from Bihar, an official from the Indian Consulate here told PTI.
They have been identified as: Devendra Kumar Yadav, Kamlesh Kumar Singh, Shatrughan Kumar Singh, Kokil Choudhary; Krishan Shah, Dharmendra Singh, Vijay Gupta, Siraj Ansari, and Sanjay Ramchand.
The drivers of the truck and the minibus that were involved in a fatal accident are being questioned.
A Dubai Health Authority spokesperson yesterday said that 10 patients were received by the Rashid Hospital's Trauma and Emergency Centre on Saturday. Of these, six were discharged the same day. The remaining four are presently stable and undergoing treatment at the hospital.