Mowasalat bus accident claims life of one
Of the 11 injured in the Mowasalat bus accident that took place in Al Ghanem on Sunday, one person has died.
According to a report in Gulf Times, the victim succumbed to his injuries at Hamad General Hospital, where he was admitted for treatment. However, neither the media department of the hospital nor that of Mowasalat could be reached to confirm the news. The staff resume work only on 18 August.
This is the first time in eight years of its service that a Mowasalat bus is involved in an accident. The incident occurred at around 5pm on 11 August. The Peninsula reported that the driver of bus No. 11 accidentally pressed the accelerator instead of the brakes, hence ramming the bus into a crowded bus terminus, injuring 11 commuters.
As of yesterday, nine of the injured have been discharged from the hospital. Meanwhile the driver, who is from Ghana, is in police custody for interrogation. Read the full report here.
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