Traffic accidents, fatalities drop in nine months hinh anh 1At a traffic accident scene (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - As many as 488 traffic accidents were recorded from August 15 to September 14, claiming 253 lives and injuring 301 people, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.

These represented significant reductions of 60.71 percent, 54 percent, and 67.42 percent, respectively, compared to the same period last year.

There were a total of 8,161 traffic accidents over the last nine months from December 15, 2020 to September 14, killing 4,175 people and injuring 5,645 others. The figures dropped 23.64 percent, 16.37 percent and 28.38 percent, respectively, year-on-year.

During the nine months, 8,062 road accidents caused 4,098 deaths and 5,631 injuries, falling by 23.55 percent, 16.09 percent, and 28.34 percent on-year, respectively.

Meanwhile, 54 railway accidents left 43 people dead and 13 injured. Thirty-eight accidents on waterways claimed 25 lives and injured one, while seven maritime accidents left nine dead and missing./.