Times of Oman
Price in RO
24ct / gm
22ct / gm
Forex Rates vs R01
Back to Homepage
Accidents, deaths dropped in Oman this year during Eid holidays
FAHAD AL MUKRASHI
August 07, 2014 , 12 : 59 am GST
SAVE THIS ARTICLE
A view of the crash site which involved the deaths of seven Omani nationals near Haima on July 31 morning. Photo - ONA
Oman road accident: Expat killed, several injured in Eid car crash near Ibra
Road accident death toll during Eid in Oman rises to 13
Seven Omanis killed in Eid road tragedy
Much to the relief of people, road accidents dipped during Eid Al Fitr holiday this year when compared to the last two years, a senior official of the Royal Oman Police (ROP) told the Times of Oman.
The official said that road accidents declined by six per cent and casualties by 10 per cent when compared with the last year.
Road accidents claimed 34 lives during holiday this year while 36 died in 2013 and 61 in 2012. The main reason for the decline was massive traffic awareness and patrolling programme launched by the authorities.
Overspeeding and overtaking from wrong side were the major causes of accidents during the Eid holiday, added the official.
The worst road crash claimed the lives of seven nationals in a head-on collision between two cars in the wilayat of Haima on June 24.
The official said six mobile police stations along with an air ambulance and civil defence teams have been deployed along the Adam-Salalah stretch for the safety of tourists heading to Salalah.
"A few minor road accidents have taken place in Salalah but no casualties have been reported so far, thanks to the efforts of community members and increased traffic safety measures of the ROP," said the official.
Meanwhile, hundreds of vehicles have been crossing the Omani borders heading towards Salalah to enjoy its cool weather and lush green beauty.
To get in touch with the reporter
Rate this Article
Rates : 2, Average : 5
Post a Comment
Did you like this section? Leave a comment!
Your Name :
Your Email Address :
Your Comment :
Enter Image Text:
No Comments Posted
Latest in this section
Nomination date for Majlis poll announced
'Preserve mountain resources of Oman'
Bangladeshi expats observe Victory Day in Oman
Pakistan Navy strengthens its relations with Oman
Oman Air’s economy class bags top award
TOP RATED ARTICLES
Indian Super League gives Indian football a re-launch pad
Iconic lensman showcases his art in Oman
‘She Taxis’ to be launched in Hyderabad
Aftab H. Kola
Back-breaking bags a bane for schoolchildren in Oman
HM The Sultan condoles Pakistani President
More in News
Sri Lanka restores blood-soaked railway to Tamil heartland
Bucharest 'khans' reborn after decades of neglect
More than just a moustache - Adolf Hitler vs Charlie Chaplin
Urban gardens greening Berlin rooftops, airfield
Tips for writing a good article
More in Features
Pakistan passing through a seminal moment in history
Confronting an ugly killer
CIA pursued the wrong targets
Driving Ukrainians into Putin’s arms
Humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons in focus
More in Columns
Copyright © 2012 Muscat Press & Publishing House SAOC. All rights reserved. Times of Oman is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
For reprint rights contact:
TOO Online Editorial