A total of 83 traffic accidents happened across Vietnam during the three-day holiday marking the 2023 New Year, killing 50 people.
The Southeast Asian country recorded 83 traffic accidents during the holiday weekend from Saturday to Monday, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.
The accidents claimed 50 lives and injured 51 people.
The number of accidents increased by 29.7 percent and the death toll jumped by 31.6 percent compared to the same period in 2022.
During the three-day break, traffic police officers throughout the nation booked 21,872 violations, imposed fines worth over VND37.5 billion (US$1.6 million), impounded 6,540 vehicles, and revoked 3,603 driver’s licenses.
The number of people returning to their hometowns and going on vacation surged during the holiday, with large numbers of vehicles recorded at traffic hubs and gateways of big cities, especially Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Thanks to the proper preparations and supervision of traffic police units and relevant agencies, no prolonged congestion or particularly serious accidents occurred in the country.
Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!