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Drop in traffic accidents, deaths

Update: June, 27/2017 - 10:53
More than 9,500 traffic accidents occurred across the country in the first six months of this year, killing more than 4,100 people and injuring more than 7,900. — Photo tamnhin.net

HÀ NỘI – More than 9,500 traffic accidents occurred across the country in the first six months of this year, killing more than 4,100 people and injuring more than 7,900, according to the National Committee for Traffic Safety.

The numbers represent a drop of 636 in the number of accidents, 229 in the number of dead and 1,004 in the number of injured compared with the same period last year.

The dealiest accident occurred in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai at the beginning of May when a coach crash into a lorry killing 13 people and injuring dozens of others.

In June, more than 1,500 traffic accidents were recorded with more than 600 dead and more than 1,300 injured. – VNS

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