Three killed and seven injured in Oman bus crash

The vehicle veered off the road on Al Batinah motorway

Oman's Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority respond to a bus crash that killed three in Saham governorate. Photo: @CDAA_OMAN

Three female students were killed and seven others injured in a bus crash in northern Oman on Wednesday, Royal Oman Police said.

A bus veered across a lane on Al Batinah road near Saham, forcing a police car and a lorry off the road. The cause of the accident has not been released.

The injuries range from serious to minor, the police service said.

The Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority responded to the crash, posting a photograph of a mangled vehicle surrounded by rescuers on Twitter.

In 2021, 9.6 per cent of all deaths in Oman were due to road traffic accidents, the sultanate's National Centre for Statistics and Information data shows.

The ROP traffic division has repeatedly issued tips on spotting fatigue over Ramadan, warning drivers it can be a danger to themselves and others on the road. It has also warned drivers not to drive at excessive speed.

Updated: April 14, 2022, 4:53 PM