Khalifa orders 2 planes to evacuate bodies of seven Emiratis from Oman

ABU DHABI: The bodies of seven Emiratis, a father and six children killed Monday in a car accident in Oman, as well as the seriously injured mother will be evacuated onboard two planes from Oman to the UAE on orders from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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 horrible collision 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.

Investigations into the cause of the accident are underway.

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