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Traffic accidents claim 5,659 lives in nine months

Update: September, 28/2019 - 00:12

 

A traffic accident in Phú Yên Province. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — A total of 12,675 traffic accidents occurred across the country in the first nine months of this year, killing 5,659 people and injuring 9,619 others, according to the latest report from the National Committee for Traffic Safety.

The number of accidents dropped 4.28 per cent compared to the same period last year, while the number of deaths and wounded victims also declined 5.87 per cent and 6.78 per cent, respectively.

Among the accidents, 12,501 happened on roads, 121 on railways, 43 on waterways and 10 at sea.

September alone saw 1,344 traffic accidents across the country which killed 563 people and wounded 1,032. 

The month saw a yearly decrease of 7.95 per cent in the number of accidents, and 12.85 per cent and 7.37 per cent drops in deaths and injuries. — VNS