DUBAI, Feb 4 (Reuters) - At least 22 people were killed when
a truck laden with gravel collided with a bus carrying 46 Asian
migrant workers in the oasis town of al-Ain in the United Arab
Emirates, police said on Monday.
The truck driver lost control of his vehicle, causing it to
land on top of the bus and trap its passengers under the cargo
of gravel, police said of Sunday's incident.
Twenty-four people were injured, at least five critically,
officials from two hospitals in al-Ain said. The police did not
disclose the nationalities of the dead, but Dubai-based Gulf
News daily reported they were mostly from Bangladesh.
The per capita death toll on UAE roads is among the highest
in the world, according to World Health Organisation data. The
UAE is a federation made up of seven emirates that include trade
and tourism hub Dubai and oil-rich Abu Dhabi.
(Writing by Mahmoud Habboush, Editing by William Maclean and