Road accidents casualty rising in Assam

Guwahati: The number of deaths in road accidents rose by over 14 per cent from 2010 to 2011 in Assam, according to the latest data released by the union government.

A total of 2,854 people lost their lives in road accidents in 2011, up from 2,498 in 2010, as per the 'Statistical Year Book, India 2013' released last week by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation in New Delhi.

A Guwahati road. AFP

Altogether 2,499 people were killed in road accidents in the state in 2009.

Overall, 7,851 people were killed in road accidents during the three year period of 2009-11 in the state.

As per the data, in 2011 Assam witnessed an overall casualty figure of 4,773 from "accidental deaths" including road accidents, stampede, poisoning, death by firearms or animals, fire, factory mishaps, explosions, electrocution, drowning, lightning, avalanche and building collapse.

PTI


Updated Date: Jan 07, 2013 16:18 PM

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