Couple's Eid break ends in tragedy as wife dies in crash

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Couples Eid break ends in tragedy as wife dies in crash
Mohammed Wasif Khan and his wife, Wajiha.

Dubai - Mohammed Wasif Khan and his wife, Wajiha Wasif travelled to Salalah to celebrate Eid.


Asma Ali Zain

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Published: Mon 28 Sep 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Tue 29 Sep 2015, 8:52 AM

Eid Al Adha break turned tragic for a Pakistani couple as their car met with an accident in Oman, killing the wife on the spot. The crash took place on Saturday evening as the couple was returning to Dubai.
Mohammed Wasif Khan and his wife, Wajiha Wasif - both in their early 30s - travelled to Salalah to celebrate Eid, according to relatives.
Around 4pm on Saturday, their car, which Wasif was driving, met with an accident about 150km from Muscat. Wajiha is said to have died on the spot while Wasif is recuperating in a critical condition at the Nizwa Hospital near Salalah.
"We don't know exactly what happened," Asim, the maternal uncle of Wajiha, told Khaleej Times from Karachi. "I called Wasif but he is delirious and is unable to speak to me ... He doesn't even know that his wife has passed away."
The couple does not have any children.Wasif and Wajiha were married two years ago. They moved to Sharjah nearly six months ago from Malaysia. Asim said he was not aware of Wasif's profession and job details in Dubai. Since the couple has no family in Oman, a Dubai-based friend of Asim's, Mohammed Adam, is taking care of all legal matters till someone is able to fly to Oman. "I have been in touch with the consulate officials in Oman and UAE," he said, adding that he was trying to secure a visa to Oman.
An official from the Pakistan Consulate in Dubai said all legal matters were being looked into. "We are in touch with Pakistani embassy officials in Oman," said Haroon Malik, welfare counsellor at the consulate.
"There are still (a) lot of formalities that need to be completed before Wajiha's body can be repatriated. "At the moment, we are trying to arrange for a visa for a close relative based on the urgency of the situation and on humanitarian basis," he added.

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