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Muscat: Five Omanis were killed in a road crash in Adam, a senior official from Royal Oman Police (ROP) said.
“Three vehicles were involved in the accident. Five lost their lives and six are admitted to hospital with injuries,” the official added.
The accident occurred in Qarn Al Alam on Friday.
Last Tuesday also, five people including two children died in a road accident in Haima this morning.
The accident occurred in Haima. The ROP Air Wings Division air lifted three bodies to Nizwa Hospital
Since the beginning of 2016 until the end of June a total of 2100 accidents took place which left 336 people dead. That translates to two deaths per day, according to data from the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
The number of deaths has increased by 8.4 per cent compared to 310 of the same period last year.
Omani deaths registered a 4.3 percent rise with 219 recorded while expatriate deaths due to road accidents rose by 17 percent with 117 during the first half of this year.
According to statistics from the ROP, 6279 accidents were registered in 2015 with 675 dead and 3624 injured.
Speed, improper actions and neglect were the top three causes of accidents in 2015 which resulted in the death of 458 Omanis and 217 expatriates.