A holiday on a Salalah beach in Oman turned into a tragedy for an expatriate Indian family, when strong waves swept eight people from the shore. The jaw-dropping moment caught on camera has taken social media by storm, sparking debates about valuing life more than likes.

Two people died, while three are still missing.

A video making the rounds on social media shows three young women posing on the rocky shores of Salalah Al Mughsail beach for photos despite the violent waves. Soon, when the waves land, they lose their balance and fall to the ground. While one woman was seen being dragged away by a man, others were dragged away as they called for help. Two men are seen rushing to help and they might reach out to get them out in time.

Five others were also swept away by the strong waves when they were seen too close to the powerful tides.

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According Gulf Newsthe Civil Defense and Ambulance Authority (CDAA) said it only managed to rescue three of them, while five others were still missing.

SADC said the family were enjoying themselves on Al Mughsail beach in Dhofar governorate when they were swept away by strong waves.

In an update, the Oman time Tuesday reported that of the five missing, two were found dead and three were still missing, including two children. Photos shared by Omani authorities show a Royal Air Force helicopter assisting a team of rescuers in the search for the three missing.

According Al Arabiya channel, the tragedy was one of several incidents reported across Oman, where adults and children were caught in strong currents in the country’s many valleys and beaches due to downpours over the Eid long weekend.

Following the tragedies, SADC also warned that the majority of drowning cases occur in dams, ponds, water sources, beaches, valleys, water channels and streams. She also asked people not to swim in undesignated sites, to follow the instructions and to monitor the activities of their children during such outings.