Muscat: A thorough investigation is now under way to find out the lapses which led to the collapse of one of the electric games at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, one of the venues of Muscat Nights, on Tuesday evening.
A senior official of the Public Prosecution confirmed to Shabiba Radio that a team from the department inspected the accident site on Wednesday. “If it becomes clear that there was negligence, those responsible will be punished according to the Omani Penal Code,” an official said.
The Muscat Municipality has confirmed that most of the people injured in Tuesday night’s accident have returned home.
Seven children and a woman suffered injuries in the incident.
The Municipality added that it is monitoring the health status of two cases who were referred for further examinations.
The municipality also confirmed that an investigation is underway, the damage is being assessed, and the necessary measures are being taken.
Meanwhile the Child Protection committee in the Sultanate of Oman has communicated with the concerned authorities to ensure child safety, due to the accident on Tuesday.
The Child Protection Committee in Muscat Governorate held an urgent meeting via videoconference, chaired by Sayyida Ma’ani bint Abdullah Al Busaidi, Director General for Family Development at the Ministry of Social Development, to find out the details and events of the accident.
The committee has communicated with the concerned authorities to ensure the safety of the children, as it will work to provide psychological support and counselling to the injured children and their families, with the aim of mitigating the psychological effects of the accident.
The committee also called for the importance of providing psychological support to the children present at the event, by communicating with specialists via the child protection line 1100.