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Oman accidents: Victims of Al Amerat road crash identified.

Muscat: A Filipino male nurse along with the medical orderly and the driver of the ambulance, both Omani nationals, were killed on the spot when their ambulance crashed into a truck on Al Amerat-Quriyat road on Wednesday afternoon, while the patient died later. "All the three died on the spot. The bodies of the victims are at the ROP hospital," said a source from the Al Masarah hospital. The patient who was in the ambulance succumbed to injuries later on. According to ROP the accident took place when the driver tried to avoid an animal crossing the road. The Filipino male nurse had joined the hospital only a few months back. Indian woman burnt to death Meanwhile, Indian social workers in Sur are co-ordinating with police officials to prepare the papers required to repatriate an Indian woman's mortal remains back to India who was charred to death in a road accident near Ras Al Hadd. "Khadeeja, the Indian woman, was charred to death in the car after it hit an electric pole near Sur. Pushpa, the co-passenger, and Shihab, the Indian driver, and Khadeeja's son, are battling for life. One of the two children in the car who sustained injuries has been discharged," said social workers. "Shihab will be transferred to Khoula hospital today," they added. Stay ahead of the rest and download our free WhatsNews app for Apple, Android or Blackberry Meanwhile, in another road accident in Ibri on Wednesday, one person sustained light injuries, said the ROP. Five days ago, an Indian couple had lost their lives in a road accident near Seeb. According to the National Centre for Information and Statistics (NCSI), the number of those who suffered injuries in road accidents in Muscat has significantly decreased by 61.6 per cent in 2014. In 2014, 816 people died and 4,143 were injured in 5,768 road accidents as compared to 913 deaths and 10,802 injuries in 7,829 road accidents in 2013. The number of deaths in road accidents has also dropped by 10.6 per cent in 2014.

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
Geographic Code:7OMAN
Date:Jan 28, 2015
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