Traffic accidents decline over 7 months

By VNA   August 1, 2023 | 11:05 pm PT
Traffic accidents decline over 7 months
A car is damaged in a road crash in the southern Dong Nai Province in April 2023. Photo by VnExpress/Thai Ha
The number of traffic accidents and related deaths and injured people during the first seven months of 2023 decreased compared to the same period last year, reported the National Traffic Safety Committee.

Chief of the committee's Office Tran Huu Minh said that 5,928 traffic accidents were recorded during the period (from December 15, 2022 to July 14, 2023), killing 3,428 and injuring 4,117 others.

The number of accidents dropped by 659, or 10%, year-on-year, the number of deaths by 10.71%, and injured people 3.36%.

Among the accidents, 5,858 happened on roads with 3,379 deaths and 4,104 injured people, down 9.88%, 9.87% and 3.25% from a year earlier, respectively.

There were 52 railway accidents with 38 deaths and 13 injured people, 13 inland waterway accidents with nine deaths and no injured people, and five maritime accidents with two deaths and none sustaining injuries.

One aviation accident and 53 incidents threatening flight safety occurred during the seven months, dropping 13% year on year.

However, traffic accidents increased during June 15 - July 14, when there were 958 accidents, up 12% year-on-year. The number of deaths due to traffic accidents rose 15% to 563, and injured people by 12.35% to 646, statistics show.

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