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Traffic fatalities almost double over Pchum Ben

Traffic fatalities almost double over Pchum Ben

Traffic fatalities nearly doubled this Pchum Ben holiday compared to last year’s, with 49 deaths compared with 2013’s 27.

The number of traffic accidents and injuries also increased during the five-day period, with a total of 137 reported crashes – up by 53 from last year – and 305 injuries, compared with 227 in 2013, a National Police report said.

“The reasons for the increase in accidents were motorists speeding, driving drunk and not obeying the traffic laws,” the report reads. A total of 171 motorbikes and 52 cars were damaged in the accidents.

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