Seven Sri Lankans – two adults and 5 kids – had been on a weekend trip when the mishap occurred. The group comprised the father, mother and their 3 kids along with two other kids.
Afaaf Ahamed Zakee (Y4) and Nawal Ahamed Zakee (Y9), students of Sri Lankan School Muscat (SLSM) and their mother died in the accident. The father and son are becoming treated at Nizwa Hospital.
Faiq Ahamed Muazaam (Y1), an additional student of SLSM was killed in the accident as well. Another student of SLSM is becoming treated at Khoula Hospital.
Nirmala Liyanage, principal, Sri Lankan School Muscat, stated that the college was closed on Sunday to condole the deaths. “A memorial ceremony is planned in the premises at 7.30am on Monday for all students and staff.”
Roy Lasantha, common secretary, Sri Lankan Social Club, stated, “The entire Sri Lankan community is in a state of shock.”
He added that although the result in of the accident is becoming investigated, it is speculated that the father who was driving encountered a brake issue top to the accident.
Information Source: Muscat Daily