Indian sailor battles for life in Oman hospital

Business Monday 07/March/2016 15:06 PM
By: Times News Service
Indian sailor battles for life in Oman hospital

Muscat: An Indian sailor who suffered burns in a fatal fire which claimed two lives, while on board a vessel in Yemeni waters, is in a critical condition at the Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah, the Indian minister for external affairs tweeted on her official Twitter handle.
The sailor, along with two others, were brought to Oman for treatment on Friday following the accident.
“The three sailors injured in Yemen are all Indians. They are admitted in Sultan Qaboos Hospital Salalah (Oman). Alauddin from Lucknow is out of danger, Tajveer Singh from Ghaziabad is stable while Atul Borker from Chennai is critical. Our mission in Oman is providing all help,” Sushma Swaraj, the Indian minster for external affairs, tweeted.
“Mahesh Kumar Rajagopal and Deepu Lathika Mohan lost their life due to fire in a vessel Al Sadaa. My condolences,” the minister tweeted.
Indra Mani Pandey, the Indian ambassador to Oman, told the Times of Oman that the incident happened late Friday night and the injured sailors were brought to Oman for treatment.
“There were 11 Indian sailors on board. Two died and five were injured in the fire. Three are undergoing treatment in Salalah Sultan Qaboos Hospital. Our representative in Salalah is following up the case,” the Indian ambassador said while adding that the Oman government helped the mission to make necessary arrangements for the admission of injured sailors in Oman.
“After the sailors become stable, we will look into other procedures like they want to fly to India or go back to their company in Dubai,” the ambassador added.