May accidents kill 160, injure 945 [Archives:2006/957/Local News]

June 22 2006

SANA'A, June 21 ) Traffic accidents in May caused the death and injury of more than 1,100 people.

Sources at the General Administration of Traffic told the September 26 newspaper last week that the total number of reported traffic accidents reached 555. Those accidents claimed the life of 160 people and injured 945 others.

The same sources said that accidents have caused costly damages and the loss of property, as most cars were partially or completely destroyed. In addition, damages caused by vehicular accidents take into account damages caused to roads.

Reported accidents varied in nature, including car turnovers, and crashing into other cars, electrical polls, and trees.

The first third of 2006 saw 1,730 accidents across Yemen, causing the death of 702 people, and injuring more than 3,000 others.