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Three killed in Oman road accident

Rains flood eastern coast as police ask motorist to be cautious

  • By Sunil K. Vaidya, Bureau Chief
  • Published: 15:33 June 5, 2013
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Courtesy :www.rthmc.net
  • Rains flood eastern coast as police ask motorist to be cautious
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Muscat: Three people were killed on Wednesday in a road accident near Adam, about 220-km northeast of Muscat, according to a Royal Oman police (ROP) spokesman.

“It was a head-on collision between two vehicles in which three citizens died on the spot and two were injured,” the spokesman told Gulf News.

The deceased, he revealed, were Saeed Al Abri, Mustafa Al Harmali and Ahmed Al Busaidi while one injured person was taken to the local hospital in Adam while the one with more serious injuries was transferred to Nizwa Referral Hospital, about 150-km northeast of Muscat.

In the last couple of days the northeast, eastern and central parts of the country have seen moderate to heavy rains.

The ROP, therefore, have appealed to residents to be careful on the roads, especially in the eastern coast of the country where several areas were flooded following overnight rains that continue to lash this morning.

“The road along Mahout in Central region to Al Ashkharah, about 275-km east of Muscat is flooded that at places looks like a lake,” Bader Ali Al Baddaei, one of the administrators on www.rthmc.net, a local web-based forum to discuss weather trends in Oman, told Gulf News.

He also pointed out that the area around Al Khuyma on the eastern coast was also flooded after torrential rains since Tuesday night. “The lightning and thunder continued with rain throughout the night,” he said based on the information provided by the members of the website in the area.

According to Al Baddaei streets at several places along the east coast and parts of central (Wusta region) were flooded following rains.

Meanwhile, the Directorate General of Meteorological and Air Navigation has forecast more rains with partly cloudy to cloudy weather to continue on the eastern coast, Central Oman and Dhofar in the south.

The waves at sea are likely to be as high as three metres on the southern-eastern coast and moderate at rest of the country’s coastline.

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