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116 Killed on Mon State’s Roads in 6 Months

25 July 2013

From January to June, 116 people in Mon State lost their lives due to traffic accidents and another 392 people were injured, government mouthpiece The New Light of Myanmar reports. A total of 316 traffic accidents occurred in 10 townships in the state in southern Burma. Police are conducting surprise checks on Mon State’s roads, but there are “no signs of a reduction in road fatalities and injuries,” the newspaper said. Burma’s traffic safety record has been worsening in recent years. In 2012, there were 2,653 traffic deaths and 15,720 injuries, according to the World Health Organization.

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