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Traffic accidents rise on first day of Tet

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Traffic accidents in Vietnam climbed slightly on February 10, the first day of the Lunar New Year holiday (Tet), according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.

The country recorded around 78 traffic accidents throughout the day, with 35 people killed and 66 others injured. Compared to the previous day, the number of traffic accidents increased by eight, resulting in five additional deaths and 11 more injuries.

About 7,469 traffic violations were detected, with fines totaling over VND18.7 billion. The majority of violations involved drink driving and speeding.

Hanoi and HCMC, two major cities often plagued by traffic congestion, saw smooth flows as many individuals traveled to the neighboring provinces to celebrate Tet with their family.

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