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Road accidents claim 50 lives every day in Iran

Road accidents claim 50 lives every day in Iran

Date: 5 December 2015 16:37

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 5

By Fatih Karimov- Trend:

Around 50 people die in Iran daily, due to car accidents, Iranian Legal Medicine Organization said Dec. 5.

At least 10,550 people were killed in road accidents in Iran in the first seven months of current Iranian fiscal year (March 21-Oct. 22).

The figure indicates a fall by 3.3 percent compared to the same period of preceding year, according to the report.

Some 195,142 people also were injured in the 7-month period due to road accidents, 0.8 percent more year on year.

Road accident fatalities reached 1,544 people in the seventh Iranian calendar month (Sept. 21-Oct. 22).

The number of road accident fatalities has decreased since 2010. About 100,000 people have been killed in road accidents in Iran in the past five years.

According to statistics, 23,249 people were killed in road accidents throughout the country in 2010.

This figure was 20,068 in 2011, 19,089 in 2012, 17,994 in 2013, and 16,872 in 2014.

In 2005, some 27,746 were killed in the road accidents in Iran, which was a record high for the country.

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