Muscat: Six people were killed while three others sustained injuries in a road accident on Tuesday morning at around 8am in Salmah, 160km from Muscat, according to a reliable source in Fins.
Five persons died on the spot and one succumbed to his injuries later. The injured persons and the bodies of the dead were transferred to Quriyat and Khoula hospitals.
The vehicle carrying nine persons, three women and six men, from Fins village in the wilayat of Quriyat was heading from Salmah area to Fins when it fell into a wadi and caught fire.
Six of the nine persons travelling in the pickup vehicle, were seated on its tailgate. The Salmah area is almost 70 kilometres from the Quriyat centre.
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