Four Killed in Ambulance Accident! –  Times of Oman – January 29 2015.

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The victims were killed in the Wednesday after noon road accident when their ambulance crashed on to a truck in Al Amerat-Quriyat road. – Supplied picture (ToM) 

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.

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The Oman Daily Observer – January 29th 2015 – by Reporter Kabeer Yousuf.

4 killed as ambulance hits truck

4 killed as ambulance hits truck

 KABEER YOUSUF –
MUSCAT :
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.
The dead were identified as Asim Zadjali who was driving the ambulance; Marwa al Balushi, Medical Orderly; Uriel Mortel Bocita, a Filipino male nurse, along with the patient Adil Khalfan al Hassani from Rumais, Barka, who was being brought to a hospital.
Eye witnesses told the Observer that the speeding vehicle’s driver was attempting to evade an animal which was walking across the road after which the driver lost control and rammed on to the truck parked on the shoulder of the road.
Royal Oman Police (ROP) sources informed that three Ministry of Health staffers died on the spot and their bodies were later transferred to the ROP hospital, while Adil succumbed to his injuries at Khoula Hospital later in the evening.
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.
As many as 5,768 accidents were registered last year against 7,829 cases in 2013. With yesterday’s and the earlier accident in which an expatriate couple was killed as their car overturned in Seeb, accident rate is again becoming a matter of concern.
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Yet my villa is full of unsold unopened cartons of the RSA books even if The Sponsors were PDO & Daleel & MISC Sohar. Daleel did not run The Road Show promised despite my repeated reminders and calls even to The Chairman MB!
I gave my books also to ORSA and ROP Sohar after Safety Seminar by MISC! What more can I do – or say now???

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