Indian among seven killed in Dubai road accident

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Dubai, Sep 30: An Indian was among seven expatriate workers killed in a road accident here.

According to police sources, Rajesh Kumar (40) a resident of south Indian state of Kerala and six Thai nationals were killed when the minibus in which they were travelling overturned following a tyre burst near the fruit and vegetable market at Awir.

Another Indian identified as Devrajan was injured in the accident, they said.

The Thai men arrived just hours before the accident which occurred on Friday.

The Thai workers brought in by VFR Construction Company, which undertakes Dubai Metro works, were being transported to their accommodation in Jebel Ali. The Indian was the cleaner of the minibus.

The deceased have been identified as Amnuay Phipphomang, 36, Suphap Khomkok, 40, Worawoot Promsuk, 20, Koson Heepngoen, 29, Konpinkhan, 38, Wilaiunsiri, 42 -- all from Thailand -- and Rajesh Kumar, 40, from Kerala. The injured are Rangsandonkra Chang from Thailand and Devarajan from India, Khaleej Times reported.

The company has announced compensation to the next of kin of the deceased.

The bodies of the victims would be flown to their home countries after completing the legal procedures.

UNI

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