Muscat, The number of road accidents in the

Sultanate dropped by 7.3% in August 2018 compared to the same

month in 2017.

According to the latest statistics released by the National Centre for

Statistics and Information (NCSI), as many as 215 road accidents were

recorded in August 2018.

Among governorates, the Governorate of Muscat recorded 26% of

road accidents in August this year, followed the Governorate of

A’Dakhliyah at 16.7%, the Governorate of South Al-Batinah at 12.6%

and the Governorate of North Al-Batinah at 11.2%, while the rate of

accidents in the rest of the governorates reached 33.5%.

Of the total number of accidents, 56% occurred in the night and 44%

was recorded during the day.

There was an overall increase in the number of deaths, including

Omanis and expatriates by 38.9% in August 2018 compared to the

same month in 2017. As many as 75 people died of which 30 Omanis

and 45 expatriates in road accidents during August 2018.

Meanwhile, the number of those injured stood at 238 people,

comprising 174 Omanis and 64 expatriates, in August this year, which

is 2.1% less compared to the same period in 2017.

Source: Oman News Agency