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Two days of holiday see 21 die in traffic accidents

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Fifty-two traffic accidents occurred in Vietnam on April 9 and 10, the first two days of the three-day Hung Kings’ death anniversary holiday, killing 21 people and injuring 31 others, according to the Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security.

The country saw 27 road accidents on April 9, and 25 road mishaps a day later, while no railway and waterway accidents were reported over the past two days, the local media reported.

On April 10 alone, local road traffic police handled over 4,730 traffic violations, imposing fines totaling over VND5.6 billion, impounding 18 cars and 607 motorcycles and revoking 403 driving licenses.

Nearly 370 drivers were fined for driving under the influence of alcohol on the day.

Meanwhile, 69 violations were recorded on waterways, with fines totaling VND114.2 million.

Between April 9 and 10, the traffic police of 63 cities and provinces handled more than 11,780 traffic violation cases and fined 709 drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol.

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