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Dang roads in past nine months claimed 61 lives

DANG: Sixty-one persons were killed and 108 seriously injured in various road accidents that took place in different places of Dang district in the past nine months.

According to District Traffic Police Office, Dang, as of March 22 of this fiscal year, a total of 181 road accidents took place killing 35 men, 18 women and eight children.

The accidents involved 76 passenger bus, 73 motorcycles, 12 tractors, 11 trucks and nine jeep/car.

High speed, negligence by driver, slipping of vehicle in the causeway during rainy season, ill-condition of the vehicles, drunken driving and flouting of traffic regulations are the major reasons behind the increasing rate of road accidents in the district, Chief of the Office, Purna Bhandari says.

The Office has been organizing a variety of programs including training for drivers in order to control road accidents. But not much success has been achieved in this regard, adds Bhandari. RSS

Published Date: Sunday, March 25th, 2012 | 12:50 PM

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