Traffic accidents kill 2,165 over four months

VOV.VN - A total of 2,165 people have lost their lives and a further 1,455 others injured in traffic accidents during the opening four months of the year, according to a report released by the National Committee for Traffic Safety.

The total number of traffic accidents nationwide over the four-month period stood at 4,220, a drop of 290 compared to the same period from last year.

April alone witnessed traffic accidents kill 493 people and injure a further 727 others over 1,014 separate incidents, said the committee.

The corresponding numbers of deaths, injuries, and accidents decreased by six, nine, and 27, compared to the same period from last year.

In April, traffic accidents mainly occurred on roads, with 641 cases killing 488 people and injuring a further 388 others.

Four accidents were reported on rail, causing four deaths, whilst there were three accidents in waterways, causing one death.

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