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Tran Huu Minh, head of the committee’s office, said that 7,488 traffic accidents occurred in the period, injuring 4,957 people, year-on-year decreases of 2.47% and 7.24%, respectively.
From July 15 to August 14, there were 952 accidents which killed 491 people and injured 701 others.
In the January-August period, 7,390 cases happened on the road, claiming 4,178 lives and injuring 4,937 others. Compared to the same period last year, the number of accidents decreased 2.58%, but fatalities rose 8.15%. Meanwhile, the number of injuries was down 7.39%.
The country also reported 70 railway accidents which resulted in 52 fatalities and 17 injuries. These figures represented year-on-year rises of 37.25% in the number of cases, 26.83% in the numbers of deaths, and 41.67% in the number of injuries.
Accidents on the waterways were down 16.67% to five cases, resulting in three deaths.
Meanwhile, in aviation, only one case was reported during pilot training activities./.