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Over 3,600 people killed in traffic crashes across Vietnam in seven months

Over 3,600 people killed in traffic crashes across Vietnam in seven months

Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 15:14 GMT+7
Over 3,600 people killed in traffic crashes across Vietnam in seven months
Vehicles are damaged following a pile-up in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, July 2, 2021 in this photo provided by police officers.

More than 7,100 traffic accidents have occurred in Vietnam over the past seven months, killing over 3,600 people.

The Southeast Asian country recorded 7,137 traffic crashes and 3,635 deaths from December 15, 2020 to July 14, 2021, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the National Traffic Safety Committee as saying.

A total of 4,984 were injured in these accidents.

The number of traffic crashes decreased 10.74 percent year-on-year, while the death toll also dropped 4.12 percent.

The number of injured people was also down 14.8 percent.

Among the traffic accidents, 7,062 occurred on roads across the country.

In a recent fatal road crash, a truck collided with an automobile along a section of Ho Chi Minh Highway in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on Tuesday afternoon.

All three people in the car were killed on the spot, while the two vehicles were heavily damaged.

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