579 dead and injured from traffic accidents during New Year

Monday, April 19, 2010

19 April 2010
Translated from Khmer by Socheata

The number of traffic accidents during the 2010 Cambodian New Year in the entire country is increasing when compared to 2009: the number of injured people is increasing whereas the number of deaths decreased. General Him Yan, director of the police department for the ministry of Interior, told Koh Santepheap newspaper that during the New Year, i.e. between 13 and 17 April 2010, in the entire country, there were 254 accidents causing 49 deaths, 296 people sustained severe injuries and 234 people sustained light injuries. In comparison to 2009, the number of accidents and the number of people injured have increased, but the number of death from traffic accidents decreased. In 2009, there were 240 accidents causing 52 deaths, 233 people sustaining severe injuries and 224 sustaining light injuries. The majority of the accidents occurred from speeding.


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