x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 January 2018

Emirati and his six children killed in Oman car crash

Seven Emiratis, a father and six children, have been killed in a car accident in Oman. The President, Sheikh Khalifa, has ordered their bodies be flown home, along with the seriously injured mother.

The bodies of seven Emiratis, a father and six children killed yesterday in a car accident in Oman, as well as the seriously injured mother will be flown home onboard two planes from Oman to the UAE on orders from The President, Sheikh Khalifa .

Saif Abdullah Al Haj Al Kaabi of Al Ain City, his two sons Mohammed and Ahmed and four daughters Fatima, Afra, Hamda and Sara, were killed in a collision in the Mughaisil area in Salalah, Oman, in which his wife sustained serious injuries, according to a press statement by the Ministry of Interior.

The wife, who was admitted to Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah, will receive further treatment in the UAE once she is flown.

Investigations into the cause of the accident are underway.

The accident occurred when two cars, from the UAE and Oman, collided with a trailer on a highway.