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Cambodia’s deadly road toll revealed

An average of five people died every day on Cambodian roads in 2010, almost double the number reported six years before, a report released yesterday by Cambodia Road Crash and Victim Information System has found. A total of 18,287 road crash casualties were recorded with 1,816 fatalities, costing authorities the equivalent of $US279 million, the report said. Nearly 90 percent of road traffic victims were motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists, it said. Since 2004, Cambodia’s population had grown 8 percent and the number of registered vehicles had risen by 187 percent. 

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