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Road accidents in Oman register decline


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Muscat: The total number of road accidents dropped by 32.8 per cent during the first six months of 2014, according to the latest report by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

The number of registered accidents stood at 2,909, in comparison to 4,332 in the first six months of last year.

As for casualties, the overall number of injuries also declined by 49.5 per cent, standing at 2,832 cases of injury, compared to 5,610 injured registered over the same period last year.

Meanwhile, the death toll caused by road accidents declined by 10.2 per cent, with 404 fatalities recorded in the first half of 2014, against 450 deaths recorded during the same period in 2013.

Breaking down the figures, the total number of Omanis injured in road accidents declined by 51.9per cent, standing at 2,131 in the first half of 2014, compared with 4,433 Omanis injured during the same period in 2013. While the total number of expatriates injured in road accidents also declined by 40.4per cent, standing at 701, compared to 1,177 expats injured over the same period last year.

Road accident fatalities among Omanis also dropped by 17.5 per cent till June 2014, with a total of 236 cases being registered, compared to 286 during the same period last year. The number of expatriates who died in road accidents increased by 2.4per cent.

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