The families of each of the 17 victims who were killed in the Dubai bus crash will be paid blood money of AED200,000, the UAE's top court has ruled.
The Omani bus driver, who crashed into a road barrier in Dubai, was found guilty and sentenced to seven years in jail. He will be deported after serving the sentence.
Earlier, the driver admitted to committing a mistake that led to the accident.
There were 30 passengers on the tourist bus that travelled from Oman to Dubai on June 6, at the tail end of the Eid Al Fitr holiday. Just a few minutes before it was supposed to reach its stop, the bus rammed into a road height restriction barrier that ripped through the left side of the vehicle.
Fifteen passengers died on the spot, and the others were rushed to hospital, according to earlier reports. Two more died later, raising the total death toll to 17, according to Khaleej Times.