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Oman accident: Road deaths drop but toll still runs to 15 per week

by Rejimon K and Fahad Al Ghadani
Efforts should be made to bring down the number of accidents and casualties even further. Photo-Times of Oman file
While authorities, road safety experts and parliamentarians have welcomed the dip in figures, they feel more needs to be done

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