Dubai resident, 6-year-old son drown off Oman beach

Search underway for nine-year-old daughter of Indian family who is still missing


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Photo: Royal Oman Police
Photo: Royal Oman Police

Published: Wed 13 Jul 2022, 5:38 PM

Last updated: Wed 13 Jul 2022, 10:43 PM

A 42-year-old Indian expat hailing from Maharashtra and his six-year-old son drowned at a beach in Oman while his daughter went missing, a family member said on Wednesday.

Shashikant Mhamane, his wife and their children Shreya (9) and Shreyas (6), who are Dubai residents, were visiting neighbouring Oman on Sunday for a day-long trip, said Mhamane's brother.

Shashikant worked in a private firm in Dubai and hailed from Jath in Sangli district, his brother said.

As per preliminary information, Shreya and Shreyas were swept away by a strong wave while playing in the water, and Shashikant too drowned while trying to save them.

While his and his son's bodies were fished out, a search was on for the girl, said Shashikant's brother, who travelled to Dubai after learning about the tragedy.

The Royal Oman Police said in a tweet that a search was on for the missing child.


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