65 lives lost in road accidents in Oman in July

Oman Thursday 25/August/2016 15:33 PM
By: Times News Service
65 lives lost in road accidents in Oman in July

Muscat: Oman witnessed an average of two deaths every day in road accidents in July, according to recent figures released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

July 2016 recorded 333 traffic accidents which resulted in 65 deaths and 234 injuries.

Thirty-five Omanis and 30 expatriates were killed in the deadly accidents.

Around 55 per cent of the accidents took place during day time, according to the NCSI.

Muscat, the capital, had the highest percentage of traffic accidents recording 26.7 per cent of the total accidents across the Sultanate, followed by South Al Batinah governorate with 16.2 per cent.

Nevertheless, the country has seen a 38.6 per cent decrease in the number of road accidents until July 2016 compared to the same period for the previous year.