Police clarify stance regarding school bus incident in Al Dakhiliyah

Oman Tuesday 28/March/2023 13:38 PM
By: Times News Service
Police clarify stance regarding school bus incident in Al Dakhiliyah
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Muscat: The Royal Oman Police (ROP) has denied what is being circulated about a school bus carrying students drifting into one of the valleys in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate. ROP clarified that the bus had broken down before the valley got flowed, and that the students were transported to their respective homes by another bus, all of whom are in good health.

Information was circulated on social media about a school bus drifting into a valley carrying its students from Aws Bin Thabit School for Basic Education in the village of Al-Qaryatayn in Izki Wilayat in Al-Dakhiliyah Governorate.

An official from the Royal Oman Police (ROP) confirmed to Times of Oman that all students were out of the bus by the time the water level rose.

The official also confirmed that all students are fine, stressing: ”All students are in good health and back to their homes.”

A citizen who witnessed the incident denied the information, and said that the engine of the bus broke down after it came into contact with water, and as it rained, the water level increased. He pointed out that the students had deboarded before help arrived.

He confirmed that the bus started after that, and the students were transported to their homes while they were healthy and well.

In view of the forecast of heavy rains,the Royal Oman Police calls on everyone to exercise utmost caution, and not to circulate rumours and cause panic.