Knife attack on Dubai bus ends with death of female passenger
A verbal duel between two women passengers on a Dubai bus ended tragically when one of them stabbed the other to death, in front of other travellers.
According to informed sources, one of the women on the bus was standing and the other was seated.
The stabbing followed a heated argument between the two.
The woman who stabbed has been detained by Dubai Police.
Some of the passengers on the bus who saw the incident will be witnesses in court.
The incident happened when the bus was in Jumeriah Beach Residence (JBR) area.
The driver warned the fighting passengers to stop or that he would call the police.
Though the warning appeared to have calmed the fighters, the woman who was standing took out a knife and stabbed the other woman.
She died inside the bus.
The driver stopped the bus and informed Dubai Police. He locked the bus until police arrived and passengers were not allowed to get out of the bus.
The incident happened a few days ago in the afternoon.
The cause of the fight is not known.
While an official in RTA confirmed the incident - the death of a woman passenger from an African country - a media query from 'Emirates24|7' was not answered.
The CCTV footage inside the bus is being examined as part of the investigation.
The bus driver is permitted to take necessary action during such incidents; the first step is to lock the bus using the central locking system.
All Dubai buses are monitored using a GPS system and bus drivers have instructions to call the police if a fight or any crime takes place in the vehicle.
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