In the first eleven months of 2017, Vietnam recorded 18,384 traffic accidents that killed 7,604 people.
Some 72 people have been killed as of 21:00 on October 15 in widespread floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in the central region and northern mountainous provinces.
Widespread floods triggered by a tropical depression over the past few days have killed 54 people as of 22:00 pm on October 12, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
The death toll in northern mountainous provinces and part of the central region during widespread floods caused by torrential rains on October 10 and 11 climbed to 29 people as of 5 pm on October 11.
President Tran Dai Quang on September 20 offered his sympathy to his Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto over the heavy losses in human lives and property caused by the strong earth quake on September 19.
VOV.VN - With one more death, the dengue toll in Hanoi since the beginning of the year went up to 6, a senior health official of the Central Tropical Diseases Hospital said on Tuesday, August 8.
The death toll from a speedboat accident in Indonesia on November 2 has climbed to 54 as dozens of bodies were found floating in the ocean, an official has said.
The number of traffic accidents across Vietnam has decreased over the first nine months of 2016, the government said in a recent report.
VOV.VN -Rescue teams in central Vietnam raced to save victims and determine casualties on September 13, after a dam burst in Quang Nam Province unleashing a devastating surge of thick, red toxic mud.
Hopes of finding more survivors from Italy's powerful earthquake faded on August 26 with the death toll rising to 281 and the rescue operation in some of the stricken areas called off.
VOV.VN - On August 25, President Tran Dai Quang sent his condolences to his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella over the devastating earthquake which rocked the European country’s central region.
Rescue teams were working through the night to try to find survivors under the rubble that remained of central Italian towns flattened by an earthquake that hit in the early hours of August 24, killing at least 159 people.
Six people, including three members of an Indiana family and a German exchange student, were killed on August 12 when their small plane plowed into a line of trees after an aborted landing at a northern Virginia airport, authorities said on August 13.
Nearly 50 air strikes hit rebel-held areas in and around the Syrian city of Aleppo on June 5 in some of the heaviest recent raids by Russian and Syrian government aircraft, residents and a monitoring group said.
The death toll from Ecuador's weekend earthquake surpassed 500 and rescue efforts ebbed on April 20 as the traumatized Andean nation braced itself for long and costly rebuilding.
ASEAN Foreign Ministers on April 17 issued a statement on the recent earthquakes in some countries worldwide.
The death toll from a raid carried out by South Sudanese gunmen in western Ethiopia has risen to 208 people and the assailants kidnapped 108 children, an Ethiopian official said on April 17.
The death toll from an earthquake in southern Taiwan at the weekend climbed to 35 on Febraury 8, with more than 100 people still listed as missing under a 17-storey building that collapsed and where all rescue efforts are being focused.
Nearly 90 people were killed during December 11's clashes in the Burundian capital, the army said on December 12, the worst outbreak of violence in Burundi since a failed coup in May.
Despite recent positive shifts in national traffic safety, the death toll from accidents this year still stood at about 9,000 people, and was "too high for the country to afford", said Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on December 8.