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Festive season death toll rises

by Staff Reporter
27 Dec 2015 at 16:59hrs | Views
10 more people died on Boxing Day in 59 accidents recorded countrywide to bring the death toll to 27 since the Christmas eve on Thursday.

On the same day last year, four people died in 47 accidents.

In a statement, Police Spokesperson, Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said in yesterday's accidents, 42 people were also injured compared to 27 last year.

He said the police impounded 67 vehicles yesterday alone compared to 139 that were impounded on Boxing Day last year.

There were 5 838 arrests, 533 less than last year's figure.

Chief Superintendent Nyathi urged motorists to observe speed limits and respect road regulations, adding that passengers should not be negligent when using roads as well.

Source - ZBC
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