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14 killed, 64 injured in holiday road accidents

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Road accidents during Pchum Ben holidays. Police

14 killed, 64 injured in holiday road accidents

Since the three-day Pchum Ben public holiday kicked off on October 5, a total of 14 people had been killed and another 64 injured in 35 road traffic accidents as of the afternoon of October 7.

According to a preliminary report from the National Police's Department of Traffic and Public Order, nine accidents happened on October 5, killing five and injuring 18. On October 6, a total of 11 accidents took place, leaving three killed and 22 injured.

On October 7, which marks the last day of the public holiday, 15 accidents occurred, killing six and injuring 24 as of the afternoon.

According to the report, the main causes of accidents are speeding, dangerous overtaking, carelessness when taking a turn, and disrespecting the priority rights of other road users.

The ministry said the number of fatalities recorded during this year's holiday decreased by one case compared to last year’s, when 15 people were killed.

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