Vietnam's traffic accident deaths down 15.1 pct in 7 months

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-31 12:47:46|Editor: huaxia

HANOI, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Between January and July, 7,996 traffic accidents occurred in Vietnam, killing 3,791 people, severely injuring 2,366 people and slightly injuring 3,484 others, according to the Traffic Police Department on Friday.

The numbers of traffic accidents, deaths, severe injuries and slight injuries dropped by 18.6 percent, 15.1 percent, 15 percent and 25.5 percent, respectively, against the same period last year.

On average, in the first seven months of this year, Vietnam saw 38 traffic accidents each day which claimed 18 lives and injured 27 people.

More than 17,600 traffic accidents occurred in Vietnam in 2019, killing over 7,600 people, severely injuring some 13,600 people and lightly hurting about 8,500 others, according to the department. Enditem