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Road Accidents Down

The number of road accidents in the first 11 months of 2010 stood at 181,400, or 1.7 percent less than the figure for the same period last year, traffic police said Thursday.

A total of 24,109 people were killed on the road, 4.6 percent less than in 2009, according to a report on the traffic police’s web site. The number of injured stood at 228,777, an 1.8 percent year-on-year decrease.

Only the number of accidents involving children has grown, reaching 18,802, 1.4 percent more than in 2009, the report said. But the number of children killed by drivers decreased 4.4 percent to 821.


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