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Traffic accidents claim 91 lives on national holiday

Hanoi, May 2 (VNA) – As many as 163 traffic accidents occurred nationwide during the national holiday from April 28 to May 1, killing 91 people and injuring 109 others.

Three people went missing, according to the Department of Traffic under the Ministry of Public Security.

On May 1 alone, the country reported 63 traffic accidents, leaving 28 dead and 43 injured. The figures represent increases in the number of cases, fatalities and injured in comparison with that of the previous days.

During the holiday, traffic police handled over 38,400 violation cases and collected 13.2 billion VND (626,000 USD) in fine.

Last year, the country recorded 224 traffic accidents on holiday from April 30 to May 4, claiming 117 lives and injuring 151 people.
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