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Vietnam's traffic accidents down 12 pct in first 9 months

Xinhua, September 29, 2015 Adjust font size:

Vietnam reported 16,459 traffic accidents in the first nine months of this year, which left 6,518 people dead and 14,929 others injured, the country's General Statistics Office announced Tuesday.

The numbers of traffic accidents, deaths and severe injuries and slight injuries caused by the accidents declined, respectively, by 12 percent, 3.6 percent, 2.6 percent and 20.8 percent from a year earlier.

In September, Vietnam reported 1,837 traffic accidents which claimed 697 lives with 1,695 people injured, a slight increase in fatalities but a considerable decrease in injuries on a yearly basis. Endi