Bangalore sisters killed in Muscat

Huda, 23, and her younger sister Nadia, 21, died on the spot, and their parents Kaleemulla and Naseemunnisa sustained injuries to their spinal cords in the mishap that occurred at around 4.45 am on Thursday.

Nadia died first and Huda minutes later. Though injured seriously, Kaleemulla tried to check Nadia’s condition. He called an ambulance, but Huda breathed her last before the ambulance arrived, B R Abdul Wajid, Naseemunnisa’s cousin, said. Kaleemulla fainted the moment he realised both his daughters were no more.  

Although Naseemunnisa had put on the safety belt, her spinal cord was damaged. Shards of glass pierced her eyes. The couple are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit of Muscat Hospital, Wajid said.

The family hails from Tumkur. They were returning to Muscat after a picnic at Salalah, the second largest city of Oman. Along with their mother, they had been to Oman to celebrate Eid-al-Adha with Kaleemulla, who had been running a business in Muscat for the last 12 years, Wajid said.

Naseemunnisa’s brothers Sardar, Wajid, and Javed, and the latter’s wife Tahira have applied for a visa to go to Muscat and bring the bodies back for final rites to be conducted in Tumkur.

The family hopes to get the visa on Saturday and would probably return the next day, Wajid said.

Deccan Herald could not independently verify details of the accident and the victims.

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