Traffic accidents kill 66 on first three days of Tet holiday

By Mai Ha, Thanh Nien News

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A total of 97 traffic accidents left 66 people dead and 85 others injured on the first three days of Vietnam's Tet Lunar New Year holiday, starting on Saturday, according to official figures.
Of all the accidents, 32 happened on Monday, or the New Year's Day, killing 21 and injuring 30 others, the Department of Traffic Police under the Ministry of Public Security reported.
Compared to the New Year's Day last year, the number of accidents declined 59.2 percent, while death toll decreased 58 percent.
Vietnamese celebrate their biggest holiday of the year from February 6-14.
 

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