News Rewind: Indian schoolgirl dies in Oman after car hits camel

Energy Friday 08/September/2017 10:18 AM
By: Times News Service
News Rewind: Indian schoolgirl dies in Oman after car hits camel

With everyone getting back to work from the long Eid weekend, here's what the country read the most on our site this past week:
An Indian schoolgirl was killed in an accident, after the car she was travelling in with her family struck a camel on the road and overturned. Shehariz, 15, was thrown from the family Land Cruiser. Four other members of the extended family escaped serious injury.
The Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) announced that they were planning to stage the Mars Analogue Mission in Oman in February 2018, thanks the the country's landscape resembling the surface of the Red Planet. During the month-long training exercise, the OeWF will also test the viability of their new Aouda prototype space suit, which weighs about 45kg and is expected to be the standard spacefaring uniform for future missions beyond the Earth's atmosphere.
Fuels prices for the month of September were also announced, with prices continuing to rise this month too. Economic experts warned that the rising cost of fuel is a concern, and that combined with the implementation of VAT in 2018, it would hurt the average household in Oman.
Around 400 stranded workers, who claimed they were not paid salaries for months, have arrived home in India. Workers, who said they had been struggling for food and accommodation for weeks, are now united with their families with help from the Ministry of Manpower and the Indian Embassy in Muscat.
Twenty crew members from a sinking cargo ship were rescued by an Omani fisherman, off the coast of Oman. The Omani hero Fayiz Al Junaibi, who raced to rescue 20 crew members from their sinking ship, also spoke to Times of Oman about the moment he received the SOS call.