VIENTIANE, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- A total of 75 people were killed in 518 road accidents in Laos during July, according to the latest report from Lao Ministry of Public Security.
According to the report issued by the traffic police department under Lao Ministry of Public Security, there were 518 road accidents across the country during July, an increase of 65 accidents from the figures for June.
In the accidents during July, 75 people were killed, 706 others were injured and 941 vehicles were damaged, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Tuesday.
Most road accidents occurred because of drunk driving and excessive speed.
Traffic police in the country are concentrating on a road safety campaign, especially in schools, which provides information on traffic regulations and the dangers of careless driving, according to the report. Enditem