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Traffic accidents claim 300 lives during Tet holiday

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Hanoi (VNA) – As many as 408 traffic accidents occurred nationwide during the nine-day Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday (February 6-14), claiming 300 lives and injuring 380 others.

The number of cases and deaths decreased by 23.8 percent and 5.4 percent respectively as compared to the same period last year.

According to the Ministry of Public Security’s Traffic Police Department, Vinh Phuc, Ninh Binh and Dong Nai provinces reported no traffic accident during the traditional festival.

Other localities like Lang Son, Ninh Binh, Quang Ninh, Yen Bai, Ninh Thuan, Quang Ngai, Vinh Phuc and Dong Nai saw no deaths caused by traffic accidents.

Earlier, the Ministry of Transport asked the General Department of Road and departments of transport intensify inspections on the roads and take strict measures to ensure traffic safety and order and reduce serious congestion in key roads leading to big cities.

Traffic police forces were required to work with security forces to enhance patrol and handle violation cases, especially in major highways.-VNA
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