Muscat: Eight people were killed in two different accidents in Adam and Muscat on Saturday.
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In an early morning accident, four members of an Indian family were killed in an accident when their vehicle crashed into the pillar of an over bridge in Al Khuwair.
According to relatives and friends of the deceased family, the victims were returning to Muscat after a sightseeing trip in Rustaq.
“The family was returning from Rustaq after a sightseeing trip. Their vehicle reportedly lost control and crashed into the pillar of the bridge in Al Khuwair near the Muscat Bakery,” relatives said.
“The father, mother, younger boy and an in-law have died in the accident,” the relatives, who are shocked by the news, said.
The elder boy, who is a student at the Indian School Wadi Kabir, is fighting for his life in the hospital.
“The accident happened at around 1:30 am,” sources added. The family hails from the western Indian state of Maharashtra.
Meanwhile, police sources said four Emiratis were killed in a road accident in the Adam province on Saturday morning.
The 4WD driven by Emiratis was involved in a head-to-head collision with a truck at about 11.02 am in the Auwafyah area, the official added.
The victims were heading back to the United Arab Emirates from Salalah.