During the nine-day Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday there were 536 traffic accidents and as many as 317 people lost their lives according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.

The accidents also left 509 people injured, the committee said, adding that these figures all represent a significant decrease.

Hung Yen, Tien Giang, Dak Lak, Nghe An, Hai Duong, Ben Tre, Binh Dinh, Hanoi , Hoa Binh, Vinh Long and HCM City each has at least 10 fatalities.

Hanoi reported 10 accidents, killing 11, while 52 incidents in HCM City leaving 10 dead.-VNA