Six Indians burnt to death in Oman vehicle collision

Dubai: Six Indians were on Sunday burnt alive in a horrific head-on collision between two trucks near Mamur town in the north-west of Muscat in Oman.

Six Indians were killed and two Omanis seriously injured when two pickup trucks collided and one carrying six workers caught fire this evening, local media quoted a policeman as saying.

Four of the six died on the spot, while two succumbed to their burns in a hospital, Welfare Secretary with the Indian Social Club P M Jabir told Gulf News.

The victims have been identified as Anil Kumar Sadanandan (35), Vishnu Bhargavan Villappil (42), Prasad Balakrishna Pillai (34), Sajukumar Unnikrishnan Pillai (29), Johanson Anil (43) and Das, whose full name and age were not available.

He said that bodies of the four were kept at the Bahla hospital while two were taken to the Nizwa hospital in Oman.

"All the deceased worked for a construction company and were travelling in a twin-cabin pick up to go to their work site," he said.

The Omani company that employed these Indians from Kerala has initiated procedures to repatriate the bodies.

"We will provide whatever help the company may need in completing formalities," the ISC Welfare Secretary told the newspaper.