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In Brief: Traffic deaths up, accidents down

In Brief: Traffic deaths up, accidents down

The number of traffic fatalities in April increased 12 percent compared with April 2008, though the total number of crashes decreased by 38 percent, according to a recent report from the Road Traffic Accident and Victim Information System (RTAVIS). In April 2009, 201 fatalities and 601 crashes were reported, with 72 of the road deaths occurring during the Khmer New Year, more than double the monthly average. Compared to the previous month, RTAVIS said the number of head injuries jumped 17 percent.

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