ULAN BATOR, July 9 (Xinhua) -- At least one person was killed and seven people, including two children, were seriously injured after two cars collided on a busy road in Mongolia on Tuesday, the Emergency Management Department of Darkhan-Uul Province reported.
The accident occurred along the route of Ulan Bator-Darkhan in northern Mongolia, as Mongolians are preparing to celebrate the national holiday of Naadam.
The number of road accidents in the country rises significantly around the Naadam festival because the number of people who travel to the countryside increases dramatically, the department said in a statement, urging drivers to avoid speeding.
On June 15, the country launched a three-month national campaign called "No hurry" to reduce traffic accidents.
In 2018, a total of 562 people, including 45 children, died and 4,761 people were injured as a result of traffic accidents in the Asian country.