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Eight people were killed and one person injured after a fire broke out at a home in Barka on Tuesday morning.
The Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA) responded to the blaze at 4:35am. According to a report in the Oman News Agency, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) identified the victims in the house.
“The wife aged 35, her sister, 28, and five other girls aged between 7-15 and their housemaid died while the man sustained moderate injuries and was rushed to the Barka Health Center for treatment,” said the report.