TRAFFIC-RELATED DEATHS OCCURRED
in the first-half of 2017, a drop from the same period last year.
In the Jan-Jun period, 9,593 traffic accidents took place countrywide, killing 4,134 people and injuring 7,395 others, the National Committee for Traffic Safety reported. The number of accident dropped by 6.22 percent from the firsthalf 2016, whereas the death toll and number of injuries also declined by 5.25 percent and 11.23 percent, respectively. Road remains the deadliest means of transportation, with 4,031 people killed in 4,796 separate accidents on the road in the six-month period, according to the committee. There were 76 train accidents in the first half of this year, whereas the respective cases of river and maritime transportation mishaps were 50 and 10. In June alone, 1,569 traffic accidents of all kinds have occurred, claiming the lives of 643 people and injuring 1,348 others. The number of accident was down 10.6 percent, and the death toll declined by 16.93 percent. In the six-month period, more than 1.3 million new cars, motorbikes and electric bikes were registered in Vietnam.