8 killed in Dubai crash on E311

Twitter/Dubai Police

Eight people have been killed after a minibus collided with a truck on Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road early Monday.

In a series of tweets, the Dubai Police said the 14-passenger minibus rammed into the lorry, which was stationary on the hard shoulder. 

The bus driver and seven passengers died on the spot, they added.

On instagram, the Dubai Ambulance Service said six people were also injured in the collision that took place on E311 towards Sharjah just before Mirdif City Centre.

All the injured passengers have been transferred to the trauma centre at Rashid Hospital.

Investigations are currently underway to determine the exact cause of the accident.

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