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The number of traffic accidents, deaths and injuries decreased in the first eight months of this year, said the National Traffic Safety Committee on August 26.

The country reported 1,712 traffic accidents in August, killing 654 people and injuring 1,591.

In the first eight months of this year, 14,622 traffic accidents nationwide were reported, claiming 5,821 lives and injuring 13,234 other.

In comparison to the same period last year, the numbers of accidents, deaths and injuries were down by nearly 12.5 percent, 4 percent and over 16 percent , respectively.-VNA