Salala, Oman: Three Keralites from Malappuram were charred to death as the car in which they were travelling erupted into a fireball after hitting a road divider in Mirbat near Salala. The bodies are lying at the Sultan Qaboos Hospital mortuary. Relatives said they will be buried in Salala.
The accident occurred at around 2.30 am Monday and the three died on the spot. The victims have been identified as Salam, 39, of Peelipurath, Karaparambu, Pallikkal; Kundil Asainar, 45, of Parambara Thodi House, Paruthikode; and Ashraf Haji of Illikal, Karakkunnu, Mancheri.
Ummer Koya Haji, 43, son of Moideen of Chedakuth, Pallikal Bazaar, survived with injuries and is under medical care.
Salam, who had been running a hotel for the past 22 years in the coastal town of Mirbat, was taking around his friends who had arrived on visit visas on November 27. They had been to tourist hubs in the Gulf country. Salam himself was driving the car.
Salam is survived by his wife Balqees and children Shyamil, aged 3 years and six months, and Shyamith who is just 40 days old.
Asainar's wife is Hasrabi and his sons are Muhammed Rafeeq (Nandi Darul Salam Arabic College, Koyilandi) and Sirajuddeen (Chammalil Masjid Dars, Ramanattukara).
Ashraf Haji, who used to practise Yunani medicine, was a member of the Madrasathul Muhammadiyya committee at Karumbil. Wife: Sulekha, children Dr Simsarul Haq, Thahirul Amin, and Balqisul Huda.