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Khalifa orders to airlift accident victims

31 August 2012

The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has ordered a well-equipped medical aircraft, with an officer from the Ministry of Interior and a medical team from the Health Authority on board, to airlift four Emiratis and two Yemenis injured in two separate traffic accidents in Oman, to complete treatment in the UAE.

According to a statement issued by the Interior Ministry, two vehicles overturned in the Wilayat of Thumrait in the Sultanate of Oman on Thursday.

In the first accident, four Emirati men were injured, one seriously, while the three others sustained minor injuries. In the second incident, two Yemenis were seriously injured, while the UAE citizen who was accompanying them in the car escaped unhurt, according to the statement.

All the injured were taken to the Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah for treatment.

Investigations into the cause of the accidents are under way.

Earlier this week, Shaikh Khalifa had ordered two aircraft to Oman to airlift the bodies of seven members of an Emirati family killed in a tragic traffic accident in the neighbouring country. The bodies were flown back on Tuesday morning to Al Foah, Al Ain, where the family lived. The surviving members of the family were also brought home on the special plane.

Mariam, the mother of the six children who died in the accident, was airlifted and transferred to the intensive care unit of Shaikh Khalifa Medical City from Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah on Tuesday on the orders of Shaikh Khalifa. — news@khaleejtimes.com

 
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