Record number of road deaths in Kathmandu this Dashain

Kathmandu, October 22

A record number of people were killed in road accidents in the Kathmandu Valley during this Dashain, figures from the Valley traffic police show.

A total of 13 people lost their lives to 272 traffic accidents in Kathmandu between October 9-21, eight people were critically injured and 186 other injured, said Metropolitan Traffic Police. The number of on-the-road deaths is more than that recored during the past five Dashains.

Last Dashain, four people had lost their lives in traffic accidents in Kathmandu. A year before that, the toll stood at 10. Police said that in most cases, the driver was drunk.

Published on October 22nd, Monday, 2018 2:45 PM

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