It was a shocking black Tuesday for the teachers and parents of Abu Zaid al Riyami school as three of their students were killed and several others seriously injured in a road accident in Jabel Al Khdhar.
“We regret to inform that we did receive a report on this accident. Three school students died on spot, while 13 sustained medium to severe injuries,” said an official source.
He added that the accident took place around 6.30am. Seven of the injured students were transferred to Nizwa hospital and two to Jabel al Akhdhar hospital, They were transferred in a ROP helicopter.
ROP sources have indicated that distraction could be one of the reasons for the accident added that were no safety barriers on the road where the accident took place. Of the injured, five are critical, two sustained moderate injuries.
The Ministry of Education has issued a statement on the traffic accident.
The ministry said it is following closely with the concerned authorities to find more details about accident, involving students in the age group. It expressed regret to the families of the deceased students, asking the Almighty to grant them mercy and comfort them, and to inspire their families to be patient , and to pray to God Almighty to heal the wounded.