An traffic accident between a container truck and an electrical bike happened in Hoài Nhơn Town in the central province of Bình Định on October 22, killing two people. VNA/VNS Photo Tường Quân
HÀ NỘI – The number of people killed in traffic accidents nationwide in the past 10 months has dropped by almost 20 per cent.
From December 15, 2010 to October 14 this year, 4,522 people died as a result of road collisions, a fall of 18.5 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year.
There were 6,218 people injured (down 30.42 per cent) and 8,852 accidents (down 25.52 per cent).
The figures were revealed by Chief of the Office of the National Traffic Safety Committee Trần Hữu Minh.
In the past month, from September 15 to October 15, there were 377 road fatalities, on average 13 deaths each day across the country.
On the railway tracks, there were 57 accidents in the past 10 months that caused the deaths of 46 people and injuring 13. That’s a drop in fatalities of 20.69 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year.
In boating accidents, 32 people died which marked a drop of 25.58 per cent. VNS