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Road accidents kill 360 people in Bagmati–except Kathmandu valley–in one year

Representational file: A bus involved in a road accident
Representational file: A bus involved in a road accident

Chitwan, April 15

Three hundred and sixty people lost their lives in road accidents in the Bagmati province last year, 2078 BS (mid-April 2021 till mid-April 2022).

According to the Bagmati Provincial Traffic Police Office, the number is cumulative of people who lost their lives in 10 districts except for Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur.

The office chief SP Sushil Singh Rathore, says 1,647 road accidents occurred where 360 people were killed. Similarly, 3,389 people were injured in the accidents.

Of them, 869 were critically injured and 2,520 suffered minor injuries, according to the office.

Rathore says most of the accidents took place due to over speed and road conditions. The office has accelerated different activities like public awareness to reduce the accidents, he adds.

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