Traffic accidents killed 62 people and injured 77 others throughout Vietnam during the first five days of this year’s Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, the Ministry of Public Security reported.
A total of 107 crashes occurred across the country from January 20 to 24, claiming 62 lives and injuring 77 people.
The number of accidents dropped by seven, and the death toll decreased by four compared to the same period last year.
However, the number of wounded victims increased by 13.
Among the crashes, 102 were road accidents, killing 58 and injuring 75 others, four were railway accidents, killing four and injuring one, and one was a waterway accident, injuring one person.
On Tuesday alone, the country recorded 25 traffic crashes along with 14 deaths and 16 injured victims.
Traffic police on Tuesday booked 2,774 violations and issued fines worth a combined VND5.58 billion (US$237,900).
During the first five days of this year’s Lunar New Year holiday, a total of 5,171 offenses related to driving under the influence of alcohol were recorded, up by 4,321 cases year on year.