Over 1,700 killed in road accidents last year

Over 1,700 killed in road accidents last year

January 25, 2021 - 11:30
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

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Around 1,761 people were killed due to traffic accidents last year, according to a statistic published by the Ministry of Interior on Sunday.

The statistics released by the ministry were based on information gathered from security directorates across Libya from January to November of 2020.

The directorates recorded 4,131 traffic accidents during the aforementioned period resulting in 3,275 injuries; of these, 1,743 were seriously wounded.

The traffic accidents also caused damage to 6,641 vehicles with financial damage of 280 million Libyan dinars, according to the Interior Ministry.

In 2019, Libya recorded a relatively high traffic fatality compared to other countries in the world as the average rate of traffic-related fatalities showed 17 per 100,000 people.