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36 die in traffic accidents during national holidays

Update: May, 02/2014 - 15:43
Traffic jam in HCM City on April 30. Thirty-six people died and 37 were injured in 68 traffic accidents during the national holidays. — VNA/VNS Photo An Hieu

HA NOI (VNS) — Thirty-six people died and 37 were injured in 68 traffic accidents during the national holidays of Liberation Day and Labour Day, which fell on April 30 and May 1 respectively.

According to a report by the National Traffic Safety Committee, the traffic police issued fines for more than 23,000 traffic safety violations, and temporarily seized 48 cars and more than 2,100 motorbikes and other vehicles.

Earlier, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung had sent an official message to the ministries and relevant agencies to improve the management and control over the prices of goods and services during the holidays. The Prime Minister also asked these agencies to ensure smooth transport and social order, especially at tourism sites and entertainment centers. — VNS

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