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Traffic accidents kill 94 during Lunar New Year holiday

Traffic accidents kill 94 during Lunar New Year holiday

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 17:20 GMT+7

A total of 154 traffic accidents that caused 94 deaths and 98 injuries were recorded within six days of the Lunar New Year holiday, the biggest public holiday in the country, said Vietnam’s National Traffic Safety Committee on Monday.

The tally, which counted traffic accidents that transpired between February 10 and 15, showed a 11.5 percent drop in cases, 18.9 percent decrease in deaths, and 34.7 percent fall in injuries compared to last year’s Lunar New Year break.

The National Traffic Safety Committee also reported 31 traffic accidents with 19 deaths and 24 injuries within Monday.

They noted that all cases mentioned were road crashes, as no railroad or waterway accident was documented.

Among the Lunar New Year logs, a noteworthy case took place on February 14 on a section of the Ho Chi Minh Expressway that runs through Pei Dun Village in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, where the collision of two motorbikes killed four people and left another in a critical condition at the Gia Lai Province’s General Hospital.

The case is undergoing investigation by local police.

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