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78 people killed on nation’s roads in November

Some 78 people were killed in road accidents around the country in November, with most of the crashes attributed to speeding and drunk driving.
A senior official from the Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security, Captain Chanthavy Phetlasy, reported yesterday that there were 465 road accidents across the country in November in which 78 people were killed with damage amounting to over 13 billion kip.
This compares to October when there were 468 road accidents around the country with 76 fatalities and damage amounting to over 5 billion kip.
In November road accidents, 747 people were injured and 793 vehicles damaged.
In Vientiane alone, there were 103 accidents, with 11 fatalities, 162 people injured and 206 vehicles damaged.
Captain Chanthavy said “Most of the accidents occurred as a result of drunk driving and excessive speed. Over 58 percent of accidents occurred on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with most taking place between early evening and after midnight.”
“There were 11 fatalities reported in the capital, 12 fatalities in Savannakhet, 10 in Champassak, nine in Vientiane, seven in Borikhamxay, five in Luang Namtha, and Bokeo, three fatalities in Khammuan, Xekong and Oudomxay, and Xieng Khuang reported two fatalities,” he said.
“Only Xaysomboun and Attapeu provinces reported no fatalities,” Captain Chanthavy added.

By Times Reporters
(Latest Update December 7, 2017 )

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