Muscat: Seven people were killed in a road accident near Umm Al Zamaem, some 100km away from Haima this morning, Royal Oman Police sources said.
The gender and nationality of the accident victims is yet to be ascertained.
An ROP source confirmed that a police team along with helicopters was pressed into service for the rescue operation.
The number of road accidents in 2013 was 7,201 compared to 8,209 during the previous year.
Around 905 lives were lost in 2013, compared to 1,139 in 2012. As many as 596 Omanis and 309 expatriates lost their lives in road accidents last year.