58 Cambodians killed, 484 injured in road accidents during Khmer New Year

13:32, April 18, 2011      

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Road accidents had killed 58 Cambodian people and injured another 484 during the celebration of the traditional Khmer New Year last week, according to a report from the Ministry of Interior's Public Order Department on Monday.

The report showed that a total of 211 road accidents happened nationwide from April 13-17. Of the accidents, 33 percent were due to over-speed driving, 26 percent due to reckless driving, 20 percent due to alcohol driving and the rest due to overtaking and traffic law violation.

Last year, 49 people were killed and 530 others injured in accidents over the Khmer New Year's holiday.

Road accident in Cambodia is the second largest danger after HIV/AIDS. In 2010, road accidents killed 1,709 people in Cambodia.

Source: Xinhua
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