UAE family killed in Salalah

MUSCAT - Five members of a UAE family died in a gruesome traffic accident in Thumrait near Salalah on Tuesday. Two others were injured.

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Published: Wed 18 Aug 2004, 11:04 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:15 PM

The accident was caused by a burst rear wheel coupled with speeding which made it impossible for the driver of the vehicle Ali Humaid Al Amri, 24 years old, the head of the family, to control it, a spokesman for the Royal Oman Police (ROP) said. The family was coming to Muscat from Salalah.

The vehicle turned over several times before coming to a standstill outside the highway, he added.

The driver of the vehicle Ali, his wife Noora Bakheet Hamdan Al Amri, 24-years and his one and a half-years-old son Nayef died in the accident. Also among the dead victims are the nieces of the driver Khadija Ali Saif Al Mahrouqi, 13-years old and her sister Aiha, nine years.

The sister of the driver Safia Humaid Al Amri, 42, who is the mother of Khadija and Aisha was critically injured, so was her 11 year old son Saif.

A police spokesman said that the injured as well as the bodies of the victims in the unfortunate accident were flown to the UAE in a special plane sent specifically for the purpose on Tuesday.

Hundreds of families from the neighbouring countries, particularly the UAE, have been visiting Salalah since the beginning of the Khareef season in June. Many of them travel by road.

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