Nearly 4,300 deaths from traffic incidents in first eight months, up 8.76 per cent

August, 26/2022 - 15:22
Trần Hữu Minh, head of the committee’s office, said that 7,488 traffic accidents occurred in the period, injuring 4,957 people, year-on-year decreases of 2.47 per cent and 7.24 per cent, respectively.

 

A crash between a truck and two motorbikes on National Road 49A in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province on August 10, 2022, killed four people and injured two. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — More than 4,270 people died in traffic accidents in the first eight months of 2022 (recorded between December 15, 2021 – August 14, 2022), a rise of 8.67 per cent over the same period last year, according to the National Committee for Traffic Safety.

Trần Hữu Minh, head of the committee’s office, said that 7,488 traffic accidents occurred in the period, injuring 4,957 people, year-on-year decreases of 2.47 per cent and 7.24 per cent, respectively.

From July 15 to August 14, there were 952 accidents which killed 491 people and injured 701 others.

In January-August, 7,390 traffic accidents, claiming 4,178 lives and injuring 4,937 others. Compared to the same period last year, accidents decreased 2.58 per cent, but fatalities rose 8.15 per cent. Meanwhile, the number of injuries was down 7.39 per cent.

The country also reported 70 railway accidents, resulting in 52 fatalities and 17 injuries. These figures represented year-on-year rises of 37.25 per cent in the number of cases, 26.83 per cent in the number of deaths, and 41.67 per cent in the number of injuries.

Accidents on the waterways were down 16.67 per cent to five cases, resulting in three deaths. 

Meanwhile, in aviation, only one case was reported during pilot training activities. No incident classified as seriously threatening aviation safety was recorded. — VNS

 

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