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January, 31 2014 00:22:00

85 die in traffic accidents over three days

Most of the accidents and casualties occurred on land roads. — Photo VNA
HA NOI (VNS) — Up to 85 people were killed and 148 others injured in the 168 traffic accidents nationwide over the past three days as the nation is celebrating the traditional Tet (Lunar New Year).

January 30 is the day with the highest number of both accidents and casualties, seeing 61 cases and 30 dead along with 49 injured.

Most of the accidents and casualties occurred on land roads.

Authorities have fined 2,700 cases of violation, mostly overcharge and overload, with over 1.2 billion VND (57,000 USD) during the three days, the first of the nine-day holiday. — VNA/VNS



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