Muscat: An entire family including two children aged six and four died in a road accident this morning in the Aseela area of Jalan in Sharqiyah region.
The latest tragedy on Oman's roads takes the death toll to eight in less than 24 hours.
A Royal Oman Police (ROP) official said that the vehicle careered out of control. The bodies were transferred to Jalan Hospital.
Four people died – including a mother and her son – and 10 others were injured in two separate traffic accidents in Thumrait, Dhofar, according to a reliable source at Royal Oman Police (ROP).
The first accident took place at 11:40am after a vehicle carrying 10 family members careered out of control. A mother and her son died and the other eight family members suffered medium to serious injuries.
They were transferred to a local health centre before being moved to Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah.
The second crash, less than two hours later and 10 kilometres away on the same road, led to the death of two people from the United Arab Emirates.
Two Omanis also suffered injuries in the crash.
The injured were also transferred to Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah. Last Friday, five nationals died in a road crash involving three vehicles in Adam. Five lost their lives and six were admitted to hospital with injuries.