Road accidents kill 1,709 in Cambodia last year, up 14 per cent from 2021

PHNOM PENH, Feb 5 (Xinhua): The number of road fatalities in Cambodia rose to 1,709 in 2022, an increase of 14 per cent from 1,497 in the year before, said a senior official according to data.

Besides death toll, the accidents injured 4,026 others last year, up 11 per cent from 3,615 in a year earlier, Ministry of Public Works and Transport secretary of state Min Manavy said during the annual meeting of the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC).

She said that 2,976 cases of road accidents were recorded in 2022, also up 11 per cent from 2,670 cases in 2021.

"The main causes of road traffic accidents were speeding, traffic law violation, overtaking driving and drunk driving, among others," Manavy said.

Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of deaths and injuries, costing the Southeast Asian nation about US$466 million a year, according to a report released by the United Nations Development Programme in Cambodia and the NRSC last year. - XInhua

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