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Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:59 - Updated Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:59

Angola records 174 road accidents' causalities in two months

Luanda -At least 174 people died in road accidents that occurred in Angola from January to February this year, said on Tuesday in Luanda the General-Commander of the National Police, Commissioner-General Paulo de Almeida.

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Comandante-geral da Polícia Nacional, Paulo de Almeida

Photo: Joaquina Bento

The police chief disclosed the data to the press at the end of the first ordinary session of the National Road traffic Council, presided over by the Vice-President, Bornito de Sousa.

In 2018, at least 10,816 road accidents were recorded, which represents 879 cases more than the number recorded in 2017, having caused the death of 2,415 people and injured other 10,593.

The police chief underscored that road accidents continue to be the second main cause of death and maiming in the country, following malaria.

The report also states that at least five provinces have been the most affected by road accidents namely Luanda 16%, Benguela and Huíla 11 %, Huambo 9 %, Bié 7 %, which represent 54 percent of the overall accidents.

The National Road traffic Council is coordinated by the Vice-President of the Republic and integrates various ministers, namely National Defense, Home Affairs, Finances, Economy and Planning, Territory Administration and State Reform, Justice and Human Rights, Construction and Public Works, Justice and Human Rights, Territory Planning and Housing, Environment, Media, Health, Education, Youth and Sports, and the General Commander of the National Police.

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