During Eid, 141 accidents kill 32 [Archives:2003/692/Local News]

December 8 2003

Traffic Departments in all governorates of the Republic recorded 141 traffic accidents during the Eid Al-Fitr holidays varying from hitting pedestrians, collisions, capsizing, etc., resulting in 32 fatalities, and 206 injuries. Sana'a alone had the lion's share of those traffic accidents as it recorded 75, with 7 fatalities and 61 injuries, 34 of which are serious. Officials in the Traffic Department indicated that Sana'a usually comes on top of the list of any statistics including traffic accidents as holidays are usually associated with traffic jams.