Traffic accidents claim over 5,450 lives in 10 months hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - A total of 5,456 people were killed and 8,630 others injured in 11,653 traffic accidents nationwide in the first ten months of 2020, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.

The figures were down 18.23 percent, 13.64 percent, and 20.63 percent, respectively, against the same period last year.

More than 6,580 road accidents left 5,348 dead and 3,500 injured in the period.

Meanwhile, 58 people were killed and 18 injured in 73 railway accidents.

Fifty two accidents on waterways claimed the lives of 41 people and injured five others, while nine were killed in 10 maritime accidents.

In October alone, there were 1,299 traffic accidents that killed 580 people and injured 1,021 others, said Office Chief of the National Committee for Traffic Safety Nguyen Trong Thai./.