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VN had 5,000 road accidents in three months

Update: March, 24/2016 - 15:10
A coach collided with a truck on National Highway 6. – VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI (VNS) – Việt Nam recorded nearly 5,000 road accidents in the first three months of the year, the National Traffic Safety Committee said, in which 2,193 people died and 4,522 were injured.

Chief of the Committee’s Secretariat Nguyễn Trọng Thái said the number of accidents, deaths and injuries have decreased year-on-year.

The number of road accidents fell by 866 cases, or 14.8 per cent. The number of deaths fell by 152 (6.4 per cent) and there were 969 fewer injuries (17.6 per cent) against the March 2015 figures.

In March 2016 alone, there were 1,367 road accidents in the country, killing 603 people and injuring 1,155. Regarding traffic law violations during the first three months, the traffic police dealt with 909,245 cases, imposed administrative fines worth a total VNĐ608.4 billion (US$27.2 million) and revoked the driving licences of more than 78,600 violators. — VNS

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