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Traffic accidents kill over 1,500 in two months

Update: February, 28/2017 - 19:00
A traffic accident occurred in front of Nội Bài International Airport in Hà Nội between a 4-seater car and a truck on February 20, killing one and injuring another. – Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Traffic accidents have killed 1,570 people and injured 2,660 others in the first two months this year, according to a report of the National Committee for Traffic Safety.

Nguyễn Trọng Thái, the committee’s chief of office said, the number of fatal cases was lower by 20 comparing with the same period last year, and those injured were also fewer by 707, he said.

The total number of traffic accidents was 3,465; 153 cases fewer than in the previous period.

In February alone, traffic accident killed 826 people and injured 1,482 others in 1,763 incidents, according to the report.

The traffic police nationwide also dealt with 287,890 cases of traffic violation in February. – VNS


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