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Traffic accidents kill 10 on National Day

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Sixteen road mishaps occurred in Vietnam on the country’s National Day, September 2, killing 10 people and injuring 11 others, according to the Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security.

The death toll rose by three people, or 42.8%, against the same period last year.

No railway and waterway accidents were reported on the day, the local media reported.

Besides, local road traffic police handled over 10,470 traffic violations, imposing fines of some VND16 billion, impounding 246 cars and 3,200 motorcycles and revoking 1,570 driving licenses.

Nearly 2,240 drivers were fined for driving under the influence of alcohol on the day, while a combined fine of VND3 billion was imposed on 1,840 drivers for exceeding speed limits.

In addition, 154 violations were recorded on waterways, with fines totaling VND169 million.

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