Two Sri Lankans confirmed dead in Abu Dhabi bus crash

Saturday, 18 January 2020
Two women from Sri Lanka were among those killed in an horrific bus crash in Abu Dhabi last week, officials confirmed on Saturday.
The early-morning accident on the outskirts of the city on Thursday left six dead and 19 injured.
The tragedy unfolded as the minibus, carrying a team of female cleaners, left the capital and headed towards Al Shahama in the emirate.
Soon after, their vehicle collided with the back of a lorry, with the impact of the high-speed crash destroying much of the front of the minibus.
On Saturday, road safety campaigners in the UAE renewed calls to increase the safety standards of minibuses operating in the country.
Experts said some vehicles lacked seatbelts and all needed more regular inspections and maintenance.