Accidents claim 1530 lives in 2000 [Archives:2001/05/Local News]
One thousand five hundred and thirty people were killed and 10953 were injured in 9931 car accidents during 2000 in Yemen, the Traffic Office reports. Losses and damage were estimated at 625,941,515 Rials.
Three hundred and forty people were killed and 3271 were injured in 3868 car accidents in the capital, which holds the first position among all Yemeni cities by number of casualties resulting from accidents. Second came Taiz and then Ibb.
Punctures, driving in the reverse direction, bad weather, lack of continuos technical check ups of cars and bad condition of roads are the most common causes of accidents.