People trapped in Oman apartment block fire
January 2, 2018 | 8:13 PM
by Times News Service
People are being evacuated from the building. Photo - Supplied

Muscat: Nine Indian nationals, including a baby girl, were trapped inside a five-storey apartment block in Al Khuwair. All nine were rescued and they are in good health, according to rescuers.

"The rescue teams managed to rescue nine trapped people, of which two had minor injuries due to the inhalation of smoke," said an official. The ambulance authority dealt with them on the scene, while the others were not injured,” a PACDA spokesman said.

According to an official source from the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA), the report about the incident was received by PACDA at 5:57pm while the first rescue vehicles arrived on the scene at 6:06pm. “A hydraulic crane was pressed into action,” he said. “The cause of the fire is still being investigated,” he added.

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