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Dubai court reduces sentence of Omani driver, cancels deportation in accident case 

The Dubai Court of Cessation upheld a ruling by the Court of Appeal on the case of Omani bus driver who caused an accident killed 17 people and injured 13 others during the Eid Al Fitr holidays in June 2019.

The court decided to reduce the sentence of the defendant to one year in jail. The court however rejected the defendant’s appeal filed against the Court of Appeal’s ruling and he was told to pay a total of AED3.4 million in blood money to the victims. He was also ordered to pay an additional AED50,000.

The court also upheld the cancellation of the deportation decision against the defendant.

The police said that at least 17 people died and many others were seriously injured when a tourist bus with 31 passengers crashed on the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road.The bus was registered with Omani number plate and was carrying passengers of different nationalities.The bus crashed in to a signboard at Al Rashidiya exit.

Eight Indians were among the 17 killed in the accident. (TDT)

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