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Grand requiem held for road traffic victims

Update: November, 14/2016 - 09:00
A grand requiem for traffic accident victims was held yesterday at Trịnh Pagoda in the Yên Tử national relic site, northern Quảng Ninh Province, with a view to easing the bereaved families’ pains of losing their relatives. — Photo tuoitre.vn

QUẢNG NINH – A grand requiem for traffic accident victims was held yesterday at Trịnh Pagoda in the Yên Tử national relic site, northern Quảng Ninh Province, with a view to easing the bereaved families’ pains of losing their relatives.

With the participation of nearly 10,000 Buddhists and other attendees, the function was held by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and the National Committee for Traffic Safety as part of activities in response to the World Day in Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (the third Sunday of November).

At the requiem, Minister of Transport Trương Quang Nghĩa urged all central and local relevant agencies, organisations and people to improve their road sense and adherence to traffic safety regulations.

He also asked them to share the losses suffered by the victims and their families, thereby treasuring the happiness when traffic safety is ensured.

The Traffic Safety Year 2016 is the fifth year Việt Nam has responded to the UN General Assembly’s call for activities to be organised towards the World Day in Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

From January to August this year, 13,612 traffic accidents occurred nationwide, claiming 5,728 lives and wounding 11,781 others. — VNS

 

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