Saturday, January 08, 2005

Traffic accidents claim over 12,000 lives in 2004

Cities and provinces in Vietnam report around 18,000 traffic accidents in 2004, killing 12,162 people and injuring 16,000 others. Although the number of traffic accidents and injuries have been reduced in 2004 by 15.4% and 29.4% respectively, the number of fatalities has risen by 298 (2.5%). Over 95% are road accidents, the remaining being railway and waterway accidents. (HCM City Police Dec. 28, Vietnam News Briefs, Dec. 28).


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