Traffic accidents kill 214 in Vietnam during Lunar New Year holiday

Hanoi, Feb 15 (UNI) Traffic accidents claimed the lives of 214 people and injured 504 others in seven days of the Lunar New Year holiday in Vietnam from Feb 8 to 14, local media reported Thursday, citing the National Traffic Safety Committee.

A total of 541 traffic accidents occurred during the cited period, said the committee.

Among the accidents recorded, a total of 538 were road traffic accidents, which killed 212 people and injured 502 others.

Traffic police nationwide handled more than 29,000 cases of drink-driving violations and over 16,700 cases of speeding, according to the Traffic Police Department.

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