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Road crashes kill 55 people over four-day holiday in Vietnam

Road crashes kill 55 people over four-day holiday in Vietnam

Wednesday, May 04, 2022, 13:23 GMT+7
Road crashes kill 55 people over four-day holiday in Vietnam
A traffic jam occurs near the Nuoc Ngam Bus Station in Hanoi, May 3, 2022. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre

Fifty-five people were killed in more than 100 road accidents across Vietnam throughout the holiday weekend marking Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers’ Day (May 1).

A total of 104 traffic crashes were recorded in the country from Saturday to Tuesday, claiming 55 lives and injuring 84 people, according to the National Committee for Traffic Safety.

All of these accidents took place on the roads, the committee added.

The number of crashes dropped by seven while the death toll also decreased by three compared to the same period last year.

Meanwhile, the number of injured victims increased by 20.

Traffic jams were recorded at the entrances of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as on major routes leading to the country’s popular tourist destinations.

This is the holiday with the highest number of vehicles, as recorded since the COVID-19 pandemic subsided, the committee assessed.

During the four-day holiday, traffic police officers booked more than 24,000 violations, imposing fines totaling VND26 billion (US$1.1 million), revoking 2,684 driver’s licenses, and impounding 407 cars and 6,257  motorbikes.

The hotline of the National Committee for Traffic Safety received 16 reports from local residents regarding traffic congestion, collisions, passenger cramming, and overcharging.

Following these calls, the committee coordinated with competent authorities to verify the information and deal with the issues.

Public workers in Vietnam were given four days off from April 30 to May 3 to celebrate Reunification Day and International Workers’ Day.

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Fifty-five people were killed in more than 100 road accidents across Vietnam throughout the holiday weekend marking Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers’ Day (May 1).

A total of 104 traffic crashes were recorded in the country from Saturday to Tuesday, claiming 55 lives and injuring 84 people, according to the National Committee for Traffic Safety.

All of these accidents took place on the roads, the committee added.

The number of crashes dropped by seven while the death toll also decreased by three compared to the same period last year.

Meanwhile, the number of injured victims increased by 20.

Traffic jams were recorded at the entrances of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as on major routes leading to the country’s popular tourist destinations.

This is the holiday with the highest number of vehicles, as recorded since the COVID-19 pandemic subsided, the committee assessed.

During the four-day holiday, traffic police officers booked more than 24,000 violations, imposing fines totaling VND26 billion (US$1.1 million), revoking 2,684 driver’s licenses, and impounding 407 cars and 6,257  motorbikes.

The hotline of the National Committee for Traffic Safety received 16 reports from local residents regarding traffic congestion, collisions, passenger cramming, and overcharging.

Following these calls, the committee coordinated with competent authorities to verify the information and deal with the issues.

Public workers in Vietnam were given four days off from April 30 to May 3 to celebrate Reunification Day and International Workers’ Day.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

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