Muscat: The bodies of four missing Indian expatriates from a family were found in a flooded area in Oman, police said. On May 18, the family of an Indian healthcare worker went on a picnic to Wadi Bani Khalid, about 200 km from Muscat, where they were trapped inside a vehicle due to torrential rains, Gulf News quoted the Royal Oman Police as saying on Thursday.

The healthcare worker managed to leave the vehicle and survived by clutching on to a palm tree. Other members including the man’s parents, wife and three children were reported missing, prompting the Omani authorities to launch a massive search operation.