73 traffic accidents reported during holiday

16:29 03/09/2019
A total of 57 people were killed on the roads during the National Day holidays, according to traffic officials.

One people was seriously injured and three automobiles damaged in an accident at 3.30pm on August 31 in the northern province of Yen Bai (Photo: VNA)

Over the three-day holidays from August 31 to September 2, there were 73 accidents in total which also saw 46 people injured.

The figures were released in a report from the Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security on September 2.

Although the amount of accidents and injured people dropped compared to the same period last year, the number of people killed increased by 11.

Road traffic police in provinces and cities across the country punished more than 16,600 violators with total fine of more than 7.1 billion VND (308,600 USD). As many as 117 automobiles and more than 2,300 motorbikes were temporarily seized.

Twenty eight teams of inspectors were set up to check traffic safety along highways.

The hotline of the National Committee for Traffic Safety received 67 calls reporting traffic jams in several roads in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. They also reported overloaded coaches on highways and increased ticket prices.