Irish woman among those killed in bus crash in Dubai
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Irish woman among those killed in bus crash in Dubai

AN IRISH WOMAN has died after a bus crashed in Dubai - killing 17 people.

It’s understood that the woman, who was from Dublin, was in the United Arab Emirates working as a teacher.

Police say the bus swerved off the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road in the city centre and smashed into a low-clearance warning sign.

The lane was a car-only lane - hence the low-hanging sign.

The crash happened around 6pm local time.

All 17 people on board were killed according to authorities, including 12 Indian nationals.

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The bus was travelling from Oman, and Mwasalat, a government-owned bus company in Oman, said the crash occurred on its Muscat-to-Dubai route and that it would be suspending service for the immediate future.

Dubai police did not confirm exactly what caused the crash but warned that “sometimes a minor error or negligence during driving leads to serious consequences.”

The Irish woman’s family have been notified.

It’s estimated that around 11,000 Irish natives live in the UAE.