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Jun. 09, 19 | 11:51 am

The remains of the lone Filipino fatality in the road mishap Thursday evening that left 17 people dead and five critically injured is now at the Dubai Police Headquarters’ morgue awaiting positive identification by his brother who will be arriving from Oman, The Filipino Times learned.

The tourist bus had about 31 passengers from Muscat. All were reportedly heading back to Dubai following their Eid al-Fitr holiday.

“Nasa morgue ng Police HQ,” Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes said. “No details yet until I have the go-signal from NOK (next of kin),” he added.

Cortes said he learned about the Filipino casualty from the bus company. “I got the information from them,” he said.

Meantime, an official privy to developments surrounding the horrific accident, said a brother of the deceased victim will be arriving to positively identify the remains. “Darating yung kapatid para kilalanin, galing sya ng Oman,” the official said.

It was not immediately known whether the victim was with the brother for the holidays.

Some 12 Indians, two Pakistanis, an Omani national, an Irish national, and  German citizen were also among the dead.

The bus company Mwasalat, has gone to Twitter and said it “paid great attention  to the incident immediately on receipt of news and has been in direct contact with  the authorities in Dubai to look into the incident.”

“The action has been taken after coordination with Road and Transport Authority in Dubai. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause,” it added.

 

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