Sunday, March 06, 2005

Road accidents leading cause of deaths

Road accidents are the leading cause of death in Vietnam among the 18-50 age group, experts said Friday (March 4) at a two-day seminar in Hanoi. Over the past decade reported road deaths increased four-fold, from 3,000 to 13,000, but the actual number of death could be much higher as many victims die later in the hospital from complications. The economic cost of the accidents represent 2% of the GDP, according to UNICEF. (Agence France Presse March 4).


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