A bus crashed into a truck and a car in western Oman early on Tuesday morning, killing at least 18 people and injuring 14 others, police said.
Authorities received first word of the crash near the Nahdah area on the road connecting the cities of Fahud and Ibri around 1 am, Oman police spokesman Mohammed bin Salama al-Hashami said. He said officials still were not sure what caused the collision, though the dead included Saudis, Omanis and Asians.
He said the 14 hurt in the crash had injuries ranging from serious to minor and had been transported to hospitals throughout the sultanate.
Fahud and Ibri are cities west of the capital, Muscat, in the Omani desert.
Oman is a country on the far east of the Arabian Peninsula. Its neighbours include Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.