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Oman Eid accidents death toll hits 10 after two nationals killed in Adam road crash


A view of the crash site which involved the deaths of seven Omani nationals near Haima on Wednesday morning. Photo - ONA

Muscat: In the latest of the series of road crashes in Oman, two Omani nationals were killed and another suffered serious injuries following an accident in Adam this morning.

The death toll in road accidents during the last 24 hours has reached 10.

On Wednesday morning, seven nationals were killed in a head-on collision between two cars near Haima while an Indian national was killed in another road crash near Ibra.

According to sources in Adam, two Omani nationals died in the road accident which involved a four-wheel drive vehicle and a saloon car.

"The passengers in the saloon car were killed in the accident," sources said.

Meanwhile, the body of the Indian expatriate who died in Ibra on late Wednesday evening will be flown back to India on Thursday, social workers said.

The victim has been identified as Mohammed Ali from the Indian state of Kerala. He succumbed to his injuries late on Wednesday night.

"Mohammed and his friends were on their way back to Al Seeb after a pleasure trip in Wadi Bin Khalid, a popular tourist spot. It was a head-on collision. Mohammed suffered severe injuries. He was rushed to Ibra hospital but succumbed to injuries late in the night," Shameer PTK, a social worker who is coordinating the repatriation efforts, said.

"Out of the three other co-passengers in the same car, one has suffered severe injuries. His condition is still critical," he added.

Haima accident
On Wednesday morning, seven Omanis were killed on the road to Salalah between Gaba and Haima, as a head-on collision brought tragedy on the second day of Eid.

According to police sources, the victims, four women and three men, were from two families. 

A Nissan Maxima private car from the wilayat of Al Seeb and a cab from Al Musannah collided head-on, which led to the casualties. 

Several police vehicles including a helicopter and fire service rushed to the accident scene for the rescue operation.

A report released by the NCSI in January this year said 12 per cent of the road accidents in Oman turn out to be fatal with an average of one death in every 10 road accidents.

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