Three Nepalese construction workers were killed yesterday and 13 people were injured after a tire burst on the minivan taking them to their accommodation in the Industrial Area, the Peninsula reports.
The accident took place on Salwa Road yesterday afternoon around 4:30pm.
The dead have been identified as Krishna Raj Banshi, Paspal Dhamal and Brijnath Pandit, who range in age between 35 and 40 years old.
According to the newspaper, after the tire burst, the driver lost control of the van, which broke through a divider on the road and hit a wall. The report continued:
One of the dead was tossed out of the van and was probably run over by it. The other two died apparently after hitting the steel body and the bars of the van with severe force.
All the others in the van were injured, at least five of them seriously. The victims included a foreman, besides the Egyptian driver.
Six of the men have already been discharged from Hamad Hospital, one accident victim told the paper. All 15 passengers were from Nepal.
The Nepalese Embassy declined to comment on the crash.
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