Accident fatalities climb to 67 in three-day New Year holiday hinh anh 1The scene of a crash between two trucks on December 30 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Accidents on the road killed 67 and injured 74 others during the three-day New Year holiday from December 30, 2017 to January 1, 2018, according to the Office of the Public Security Ministry.

The fatalities were the consequence of 124 accidents across the country, representing a reduction of 12 deaths but an increase of 31 accidents compared the same period last year.

The National Traffic Safety Committee reported overcrowding in many major bus stations, roads and airports, especially in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, on the first and last days of the period, as people returned to their home villages or went on vacations.

The committee’s hotlines dealt with around 80 calls complaining on traffic jams, illegal hikes in ticket prices and overloaded coaches. The committee has taken prompt actions to verify the reports and addressed the problems.-VNA