Video: Search continues for missing Indian family
May 21, 2019 | 10:52 AM
by Times TV

The search for 6 members of the family of Sardar Fazal Ahmed, including a young boy a less than a month old, continues on Tuesday.

The Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance said in a statement, "The authority's teams continue their search for the missing Asian people in the Wilayat of Wadi Bani Khalid."

Sardar’s six family members including his 28-day-old baby boy, two toddlers as well as his wife and parents, were swept away during flash floods in Wadi Bani Khalid on Saturday.

A spokesperson for PACDA told Times of Oman yesterday, "The search is taking a long time because of the nature of the wadi and its length. Wadi Bani Khalid is deep and winding, which can lead to violent gushes of water. However, our teams are working as hard as possible and we are confident in our abilities.”

On Saturday, Sardar, an Indian expat who works as a pharmacist in Ibra in the Governorate of North Sharqiyah, lost his entire family when they were carried away by the floods while on a day trip to Wadi Bani Khalid. While Sardar managed to pull himself out of the wadi, his parents, Khan and Shabana, his wife Arshi, daughter Sidra, 4, son Zaid, 2, and new-born infant son Nooh, were all swept away.

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