Four Killed in Ambulance Accident! – Times of Oman – January 29 2015.
Muscat: A Filipino male nurse along with the medical orderly and the driver of the ambulance, both Omani nationals, were killed on the spot when their ambulance crashed into a truck on Al Amerat-Quriyat road on Wednesday afternoon, while the patient died later. “All the three died on the spot. The bodies of the victims are at the ROP hospital,” said a source from the Al Masarah hospital. The patient who was in the ambulance succumbed to injuries later on. According to ROP the accident took place when the driver tried to avoid an animal crossing the road. The Filipino male nurse had joined the hospital only a few months back.
The Oman Daily Observer – January 29th 2015 – by Reporter Kabeer Yousuf.
4 killed as ambulance hits truck
Jan. 28: Three Omanis and a Filipino nurse were killed in a road crash in Al Hajer on Amerat-Qurayat road when the ambulance they were travelling hit a parked truck when the driver made a futile attempt to save an animal which was crossing the road yesterday.
Efforts are under way to repatriate the Filipino medical staff’s body, according to the Philippine community.
“We are in the process of repatriating Uriel’s body to his native town,” sources at the Philippine Embassy, said.
There have been a steady dip in the rate of accidents and mortality in the recent past thanks to the all-round efforts of the ROP and private and public sector initiatives.