- Cause of accident yet to be ascertained
Four Sri Lankan expatriates were killed and three others injured in a grisly road accident at Jebel Akhdar on Saturday, Muscat Daily reported. It said the seven Sri Lankans – two adults and five children – were on a weekend trip when the mishap happened.
The group comprised the father, mother and their three children along with two others.
Afaaf Ahamed Zakee and Nawal Ahamed Zakee, students of Sri Lankan School Muscat (SLSM) and their mother died in the accident. The father and son are being treated at Nizwa Hospital.
Faiq Ahamed Muazaam, a student of SLSM was also killed in the accident. Another student of SLSM is being treated at Khoula Hospital.
SLSM Principal Nirmala Liyanage said the school was closed on Sunday to condole the deaths. “A memorial ceremony is planned in the premises on Monday at 7.30 a.m. for all students and members of the staff.”
Meanwhile, Sri Lankan Social Club General Secretary Roy Lasantha said the entire Sri Lankan community was in a state of shock after hearing this tragedy.
“Although the cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained, it is speculated that the father who was driving the vehicle encountered a brake problem leading to the accident.
It is speculated that the father who was driving the vehicle encountered a brake problem leading to the accident