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Emirati family die in Oman road crash

By Staff

A 62-year-old Emirati, his 52-year-old wife and two children aged 19 and 22 years were killed in a road crash in Oman on Friday, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

The 19-year-old son was driving the car when he lost control of the vehicle, which veered off the road and overturned many times.

His father, mother and 22-year-old sister were killed in the mishap in Buraimi across the border near the eastern UAE oasis town of Al Ain, the Abu Dhabi-based Arabic daily ‘Al Ittihad’ said, quoting police.

Five other members of the family aged between 11 and 21 years suffered from serious and medium injuries in the accident and were taken to Buraimi hospital.

“I am sorry about this tragic accident and I convey my condolences to the stricken family…I also wish those injured a speedy recovery,” the paper said, quoting Colonel Hamad Al Baloushi, Director of external areas in Abu Dhabi’s Traffic Police.