Muscat: "She was like an angel for us. She was smart in studies and playful. We can’t believe even now the truth that we have lost her."
These were the words of Siya Elizabeth Sabu’s uncle who now has booked tickets to travel along with her body to India.
Siya Sabu, the Class II Indian School Nizwa student, succumbed to her injuries following Thursday’s accident which has so far claimed six lives, including Siya’s who passed away today (Sunday) morning.
Jaden Jaison, another more Class II student, is still fighting for his life in the intensive care unit at the Nizwa Hospital.
Siya, Shammas, Ruya, all Class II students, and Deepal Seth, a teacher at the Indian school apart from two Omani drivers lost their lives in the accident.
They were travelling in the bus which was returning to Nizwa after a trip from Bahala.
While, Shammas’ body was buried in Bisiya, a town near Nizwa, Ruya’s and Deepal’s bodies were repatriated to India on Saturday evening.
“Siya’s body will be flown to India tonight from Muscat. We all are travelling besides the body,” her uncle added.
Meanwhile, a message to parents from the Indian School Nizwa read that the school will remain closed until February 3 to mourn the loss of three children and a teacher.
The message sent by the school reads: “In view of the recent tragic accident the school will remain closed from January 31 to February 2."
“Till February 2, all the school activities have been suspended. The school will reopen on February 3 for Classes VI to XII and on February 4, for Classes LKG to V. On their first day at school, special counselling sessions and activities are being arranged. Looking forward to your active support. Please do not believe rumours,” the message read.