Muscat: The number of road accidents in Oman has considerably dropped for the month of January this year, compared to 2017, according to statistics provided by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
There were 194 road accidents recorded in the Sultanate by the end of January, 2018, showing a decline of 39 per cent compared to the 318 accidents in January, 2017.
Based on preliminary data from the Royal Oman Police, NCSI said: "January of this year saw 43 deaths and 273 injuries, while 52 deaths and 251 injuries were recorded in January of 2017."
More Omani than expat casualties were recorded, with 27 Omanis involved in fatal accidents last month, 21 of whom were male and six were female. On the other hand, 16 expats lost their lives in accidents, with 15 of them male and one female.
"With regards to injuries from traffic accidents, 196 were Omani nationals, with 134 males and 62 females, while 77 expats were injured, among them 69 males and eight females."
— With inputs from ONA