Traffic accidents kill more than 100 on vacation

14:31 | 03/09/2014

VGP – Official data shows that 86 road accidents happened across the country with the death toll hitting 114 during the past four-day vacation.

Of which, the deadliest car crash occurred in the Northern province of Lao Cai on late Monday, killing 12 passengers and injuring 41 others, according to the National Steering Committee for Traffic Safety.

The General Statistics Office reported that 16,707 road accidents were recorded in the first eight months of 2014, leaving 6,062 people dead and 11,894 others with minor injuries.

The cost of road accidents was estimated at VND 1,600 billion in the reviewed period, reported the statistics agency./.

By Huong Giang