18 September, 2012

13 expats die in Jubail bus accident

 13 expats die in Jubail bus accident

The charred remains of the bus. — Photo Al-Sharq newspaper

JUBAIL – At least 13 expatriates, 10 of them Indians, were killed in a bus accident in Jubail Monday morning.
Around 29 people were injured in the mishap when the bus carrying workers of an industrial company in north Jubail collided with a chemical tanker and caught fire.

The dead also include two Nepalese and a Pakistani citizen.

The injured were rushed to hospitals in Jubail while the bodies of the deceased were transported to different hospitals in Jubail, Safawee and Qatif.

The director of Jubail Traffic Administration said the accident was caused by the truck driver who swerved and hit the bus head-on. – SG


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