Indian Injured In 2019 Dubai Bus Crash Awarded Rs 11 Crore Compensation: Report

Muhammad Baig Mirza was a 20-year-old engineering pupil when the accident occurred (File)


An Indian man critically injured in a 2019 bus crash in Dubai which killed 17 individuals, together with 12 Indians, has been awarded Dh 5 million (over Rs 11 crore) in compensation, a media report has stated.

Muhammad Baig Mirza was a 20-year-old engineering pupil when the bus he was travelling in from Oman to the UAE met with an accident in Dubai, killing 17 of the 31 passengers, 12 of whom have been Indians, the Khaleej Occasions newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The accident occurred when the bus driver hit an overhead peak barrier on the entry level of a metro station parking right here, leaving the upper-left portion of the bus destroyed, the report stated. The driving force, a local of Oman, was sentenced to 7 years in jail and ordered to pay the blood cash of Dh 3.4 million to the victims’ households.

In keeping with Mr Mirza’s attorneys, the UAE Insurance coverage Authority, a main compromise courtroom, initially awarded him Dh 1 million as compensation. The petitioners then approached the Dubai Courtroom of First Occasion and obtained a judgment that revised the compensation determine to Dh 5 million, the report stated.

Mr Mirza was on his method from Muscat after spending the vacations together with his kinfolk when the accident occurred, critically injuring him.

In keeping with the report, Mr Mirza was admitted to a hospital in Dubai for over two months and remained unconscious for 14 days, spending much more months after that in remedy in a rehabilitation centre.

In keeping with the report, he was making ready for his closing semester examination as a part of his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and couldn’t full his research.

Mr Mirza suffered extreme mind harm within the accident, due to which docs stated his possibilities of returning to regular life have been slim.

Moreover, the accidents to his cranium, ears, mouth, lungs, legs and arms have been additionally assessed by forensic medical consultants.

Primarily based on the report, which stated that Mr Mirza had suffered 50 per cent everlasting harm to his mind, the UAE Supreme Courtroom directed the insurance coverage firm to pay the compensation, the report stated.

“We’re very proud of the judgement,” Senior Marketing consultant Easa Anees was quoted as saying. 

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