Search for a missing Asian family ends

T TV Sunday 09/June/2019 13:05 PM
By: Times News Service

MUSCAT: The search for a missing Asian family of six that were swept away in flash floods on May 18 has ended after the last body was recovered on June 4.

Sardar Fazal Ahmed, an Indian expat who works as a pharmacist in Ibra, lost all his family members including his mother, father, wife and three children after the car they drove to Wadi Bani Khalid was washed away by torrential flooding.

Sardar, had managed to grab a palm tree branch and pull himself out of the fast-flowing waters in Wadi Bani Khalid, near Ibra, during the incident.

The Royal Oman Police (ROP), Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA) and rescue teams continued their search using night vision goggles, sniffer dogs, diving teams, as well as help from other volunteer teams to recover the missing bodies.