Accident at Doha bus station kills four

The accident scene at the Central Bus Station at Doha’s Frij Al Ghanim. The bus that caused the accident is seen at the spot where it came to a stop after running over the platform where passengers were waiting. An ambulance and crew are seen in the foreground.

At least four expatriates – three Asians and an Arab – were killed and two others seriously injured when a public transport bus rammed into a group of waiting passengers at Mowasalat’s Central Bus Station in Doha’s Frij Al Ghanim area around 12.30pm on Friday.

Two of the victims of bus number 156, bound for Al Khartiyat, were Filipinos, including a woman, sources told Gulf Times. A staffer at the bus station said one of the other deceased certainly appeared to be an Arab national. At least two of the bodies had to be extricated from under the bus. One of the injured was also an Arab expatriate, according to sources.

In the impact of the crash, the bus which rammed into the platform of the waiting shelter, came to a halt only after running further to hit two Toyota Innova taxis belonging to Al Million Company and parked behind the shelter. Both the vehicles were badly damaged. The bus also knocked down a sign post displaying a route map.
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Source News: Gulf Times
Photo: Najeer Feroke