Three people of the same family living in the Sangli district of Maharashtra drowned in the sea in Oman. The father had jumped into the sea to save the drowning children, but they too drowned. Rescue work is going on to find these people.
🔴 حادثة غرق العائلة الاسيوية في المغسيل بفعل قوة الأمواج إثر تخطيهم حاجز الأمان ! pic.twitter.com/rDZAETJuik— طـقـس عُـمـان 🌦 (@WeatherOman) July 11, 2022
In this tragic accident, Shashikant Mhamane, a resident of Jat village in Sangli, and his 9-year-old daughter Shruti and 6-year-old son Shreyas drowned in the sea. Shashikant, a mechanical engineer by profession, works in a multinational company in Dubai. His wife Sarika also lives with him in Dubai. It is being told that on Sunday, Shashikant had gone to Oman to visit with his family and some friends. Shashikant was enjoying the high waves coming from the sea with his family and friends at a place named Salalah in Oman. During this, a huge wave came, in which both the children of Shashikant and many others went inside the sea flowing.
Search is on by Oman’s police:
After drowning in the sea, the search is on for Shashikant and his children. The Royal Oman Police is looking for him. The Oman Civil Defense and Ambulance Authority said on Sunday that people had crossed the circle on Mughsail Beach. Eight people had fallen after the wave hit. Three people were rescued shortly after the accident. When Shashikant saw that his children were drowning, he also jumped. But after some time Shashikant also drowned. The video of this accident in Oman has gone viral on social media.
Three of those who fell were rescued shortly after, the authority reported, while emergency care was readily available. Two members of the family, one of who was a child, were reportedly found dead on Tuesday by the CDAA.
Three people are yet to be found. Photos shared by the Omani authorities show a Royal Air Force helicopter assisting a team of rescuers in search of the missing three.
A national search and rescue team was also dispatched to the Dhofar governate, where they set up an operations center to support the local authorities.
This incident is one of many reported across Oman, where adults and kids alike were caught by strong currents in the country’s many valleys and beaches owing to the strong downpour of rain over the long Eid holiday weekend.
On July 10, the CDAA announced the closure of tourist sites to avoid further deaths or accidents.
“Due to a large number of reports, indifference and nonadherence to instructions, directives, and warning, [the CDAA] calls upon all citizens, residents, and visitors to Oman visiting tourist attractions, that until this situation ends, such sites will be closed, and they will not be allowed to be approached,” a statement from CDAA said. Numerous valleys were on red alert and declared unsafe to cross.
On Tuesday, the authorities deployed teams across sites, predominantly with bodies of water such as rivers, waterfalls, and beaches, to secure the areas for visitors.
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