VELLORE: The bodies of two of the three Velloreans killed in a road accident in Muscat on Saturday were brought to their native place on Thursday.
Relatives of Stephen Joseph (44) of Bagayam and Divakar(26) of Palur near Madhanur, said that the bodies were airlifted from Muscat to Chennai on an early flight which landed in Chennai at about 7.30 am on Thursday.
“After all formalities were cleared, the two bodies were taken to their native place by road,” said Isaac, brother-in-law of Stephen.
While the final rites of Divakar was held at 5 pm at his native place on Thursday, the relatives of Stephen are to hold the final rites on Friday morning.
The body of Suresh of Ranipet is yet to reach India.
“My brother’s friends in Muscat told us that his body will be airlifted to Chennai on Monday,” said Hari, brother of Suresh.
It may be recalled that seven people were killed when the car in which five Indians were travelling collided with headlong with an oncoming bus during the early hours of Saturday near Haima between Salalah and Muscat. Of the five from India, three were from Vellore district. All five returning to Muscat after visiting their friend in Salalah.
While Stephen Joseph and Divakar were X-ray technicians at Life Line Hospital, Suresh was a technician at the Royal Police Hospital in Muscat.