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Oman accidents: The most dangerous day of the week to drive in the Sultanate

by Fahad Al Muskrashi
While Thursdays registered the highest number of accidents, at 1,015, Friday proved more dangerous to life and limb. Photo - Times of Oman files
This is a change from 2013, when Saturday saw the highest number of deaths on roads with 166 fatalities registered

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