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Irish woman killed in Dubai bus crash named as 27 year-old teacher from Dublin

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing consular assistance.

Scene of the accident
Scene of the accident
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Updated Jun 7th 2019, 9:22 PM

AN IRISH WOMAN who was killed in a bus crash in Dubai has been named as 27 year-old Fiona Geraghty.

Fiona, a teacher originally from Balbriggan in north Dublin, was killed yesterday evening after a tourist bus run by Omani government-owned transport company Mwasalat crashed in the United Arab Emirates.

In a statement yesterday, the company said: “We would like to inform you that our bus on trip E05 was involved in an unfortunate traffic accident today at 6pm in Dubai.

“Mwasalat has paid great attention to the incident immediately on receipt of news and has been in direct contact with the competent authorities at Dubai to look after the incident.”

Dubai police said the accident happened on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.

The number of fatalities was initially reported as 15 but later reported by Dubai police to be 17. 

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed there was an Irish woman killed in the incident and it was providing consular assistance to her family.

With reporting from Stephen McDermott.

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