Traffic accidents kill 14 people on first day of New Year holidays

December, 31/2022 - 20:45
The figures showed a rise of five accidents, but decreases of one fatality and one injury from the first day of the same holidays last year.

 

A crash involving three cars at Thủ Thiêm Tunnel, HCM City. Photo: baogiaothong.vn

HÀ NỘI – Twenty six traffic accidents occurred nationwide on December 31 - the first day of the 2023 New Year holidays (December 31-January 2), killing 14 people and injuring 11 others, according to the Ministry of Public Security’s Traffic Police Department.

The figures showed a rise of five accidents, but decreases of one fatality and one injury from the first day of the same holidays last year.

Of the total, 25 accidents happened on roads, claiming 13 lives and injuring 11 others.

Meanwhile, one person was killed in a railway accident in southern Bình Dương Province.

Traffic police officers across the country handled a total of 8,365 traffic law violations and imposed fines worth VNĐ14 billion (US$592,000 USD). VNS

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