A memorial service was held by Hanoi’s Transport Department on November 14 for the victims of fatal road accidents.

The event forms part of activities in response to the World Day of Remembrance for Victims of Road Traffic Accidents (November 16).
It aims to warn the public about traffic-related tragedies and raise the population’s awareness of driving carefully and abiding by traffic rules.

Addressing the event, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Quoc Hung expressed his sympathy to the families of the victims.

He also called o­n relevant agencies at all levels, as well as organisations and individuals to play an active part in curbing traffic accidents.

During the last 11 months, more than 1,800 traffic accidents were reported across the city, causing 560 deaths and 1,684 injuries, according to the Hanoi Traffic Police Department.-VNA