455 road accidents in March this year

MUSCAT: May 12: The number of road accidents rate in Oman fell by 20.8 per cent in March this year, while the death rate fell by 24.1 per cent, as well as injuries by 68.8 per cent, according to latest preliminary statistics issued by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) and based on the data from the Royal Oman Police (ROP).

The statistics indicated that 1,275 accidents were reported in the first three months of this year, compared to 1,609 reported during the same period in 2014. Around 455 accidents were reported in March alone.

The number of deaths in road accidents from the beginning of this year till March stood at 161, a decline by 24.1 per cent compared with that during the same period last year, which saw 212 deaths.

The deaths included 107 Omanis; 84 men and 102 women. Fifty-four expatriates died in the accidents with 47 men and 7 women.

An estimated 773 people were injured in accidents during the first three months of the year, a fall by 68.8 per cent, compared to that during the same period in 2014 with 2,352 injured.

The NCSI said that 563 Omanis were injured in accidents out of which 412 men and 151 women. It also said that 170 expats were injured in accidents with 143 men and 27 women.

SOURCE: OMAN DAILY OBSERVER

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