Traffic accidents kill 29 on first day of New Year holiday hinh anh 1The scene of a crash between two trucks on December 30 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – As many as 29 people were killed while 32 others were injured in 34 road accidents on December 30, the first day of the three-day 2018 Calendar New Year holiday, said the Ministry of Public Security.

Traffic police handled more than 6,200 cases of road traffic violations, with total fines of more than 4 billion VND (176,165 USD). Some 845 vehicles were seized and 228 drivers had their driving licences revoked.

Meanwhile, waterway traffic police dealt with 159 violating cases, with fines exceeding 143 million VND (about 6,300 USD).

In the first eleven months of 2017, Vietnam recorded 18,384 traffic accidents that killed 7,604 people. Statistics showed another 15,189 people were injured in accidents, most of which took place on the roads.-VNA