Muscat: Three Pakistani students lost their lives this morning when a school bus transporting them met with an accident near Qurum Heights.
According to Public Authority of Civil Defence and Ambulance, the bus, which had 38 people on board including the driver, collided with a parked truck on the road. Two other persons in the truck were also injured in the accident.
Authorities have so far confirmed three fatalities. Two persons are still in the hospital receiving treatment. Twenty two others suffered minor injuries.
"We rushed 7 ambulances on site to carry away the injured to nearest hospitals," Public Authority of Civil Defence and Ambulance said in a Twitter message.
Pakistan School Muscat said it has initiated a helpline 93324277 where parents can get in touch with Mr. Mushtaq Hussain to find out the details of the bus accident.
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