Muscat: A teenager who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on Thursday night that left his friend dead, has finally regained consciousness, according to his father Tofael.
Tofazzal Saeed Hossain, aged 17, was injured in an accident in Al Wadi Al Kabir. His friend Abdul Qader died on the spot while Saeed was rushed to the Khoula Hospital.
According to Saeed’s father, the boy is now conscious and has opened his eyes, but could not speak as yet.
“My son is fine now, and doctors said while it will take some time for him to recover, he will nevertheless be fine. A surgery had to be carried out on his hand. He suffered a head injury, too, but doctors said he does not require an operation and will recover without it.
“On that fateful night, he wanted me to get something from the KFC (food outlet) . He stayed back home while I went out to fetch food for him. When I returned an hour later, I didn’t find him at home and his phone was also switched off. Later, I received a call that my son had met with an accident. I didn’t know until then where he had gone.”
Abdul Qader, also 17, was returning home with Saeed on an unlicenced motorbike on Thursday night. Neither of them was wearing a helmet. A car collided with the bike and both were thrown off. Abdul died on the spot.
The victims, both Bangladeshi citizens, were long term residents of Oman. They were on their way home after watching a football match at the Muscat Club when the tragedy occurred. The teenagers had recently graduated from Bangladesh School Muscat and were looking for the right college.