Road accidents killed 1.51 lakh in 2016: Government tells Rajya Sabha

More than 1.51 lakh people lost their lives in road accidents in the country in 2016, the Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday.

Published: 03rd January 2018 06:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd January 2018 07:42 PM   |  A+A-

It was a black Wednesday for motorists from Kottayam as six people lost their lives in four separate road accidents across Kottayam and Ernakulam districts.

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: More than 1.51 lakh people lost their lives in road accidents in the country in 2016, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir said according to the National Crime Records Bureau, there were 4.73 lakh road accidents in the country in 2016 in which 1.51 lakh people died while 4.85 lakh others were injured.

The number of cases of accidents and deaths on national highways during 2016 were 1.35 lakh and 52,103, respectively, Ahir said, replying to a written question.

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