Oman: 18 killed, 16 injured in bus crash
March 1, Dubai: At least 18 pople have been killed and dozens others injured when a bus traveling through western Oman's desert crashed into a truck and a passing car later slammed into the wreckage early on Tuesday morning.
Authorities received first word of the crash near the Nahdah area on the road connecting the cities of Fahud and Ibri early Tuesday morning, Oman police spokesman Mohammed bin Salama al-Hashimi said. Fahud and Ibri are cities west of the capital, Muscat.
He said those hurt in the crash had injuries ranging from serious to minor and had been transported to hospitals throughout the sultanate.
Omani police later issued a statement via Instagram saying their initial investigation led them to believe the bus and the truck had a head-on collision at a traffic roundabout on the road, while the car later crashed into the wreckage. Police officers from Muscat arrived at the scene via helicopter, while workers with Petroleum Development Oman also aided rescuers, authorities said.
The Oslo Times