Muscat: Five people have suffered injuries in a fire at a restaurant in Mawaleh, according to an official statement.
“Five people have suffered injuries in a fire at the restaurant,” Public Authority of Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA), tweeted. The fire erupted at around 3:30pm and gutted the entire restaurant. Meanwhile, a coffee shop-owner near the restaurant said one person jumped out of a window to escape the flames.
“Following the fire, a person jumped from the second-floor of the restaurant. He has suffered injuries and few others have suffered burns. All were rushed to hospital by the police,” the coffee shop-owner told the Times of Oman.
Motorists said it looked like a big blaze. “We saw police and ambulances rushing to the spot. We could see smoke billowing far away from the spot,” a motorist said. In June, PACDA reported that electrical faults accounted for a third of all fires in 2015.
The highest number of cases was recorded in Muscat Governorate last year, officials reported. Fires caused by electrical malfunctions made up 1,225 of the total incidents PACDA officers had to respond to in 2015.
Meanwhile, to avoid delay in emergency situation, PACDA has urged everyone to co-operate and report such incidents by contacting 9999 or 24343666.