Longford man injured in a crash in Dubai

A Longford man has been injured in a crash in Dubai that claimed the life of his girlfriend.

The bus from Oman crashed into a warning sign coming off a major highway in Dubai, killing 17 of the 31 passengers on board, authorities said.

 

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The bus drove straight into a low-clearance sign in Dubai’s Rashidiya neighbourhood, smashing through the driver’s side of the bus.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed one Irish national, a woman, had died and consular assistance was being provided to the family.

She is understood to be From Dublin and was a teacher in the United Arab Emirates,

Her partner, a man aged in his late 20s, from Lanesborough was injured in the crash

It’s understood he moved to Dubai around two years ago.

He is in a stable condition in hospital and it’s understood his parents are travelling over to the Middle East currently.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs said they are aware of the man’s case and are providing consular assistance.