Rise in traffic accidents despite safety efforts

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday said there were more than 3,400 traffic accidents in the Kingdom so far this year which killed 1,665 people and injured 5,212. Speaking at a World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims event on Koh Pich, Mr Kheng noted that the number of accidents increased by 28 percent when compared with the same period last year (January to October). Mr Kheng said there were 3,453 accidents during the first ten months of 2019, which led to 1,665 deaths, up by 151 from last year, and 5,212 injuries, up by 1,006. …

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