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Road accidents led to 3 deaths every 10 minutes in India in 2017: Report

The number of persons killed in road accidents during 2017 was less than that of 2016 by 1.9 per cent

Roads accidents led to three deaths every minute in India in 2017: Report
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Megha ManchandaShreya Jai New Delhi
Nearly three persons died every ten minutes in road accidents across India last year, a yet to be published official report revealed, a grave reminder of abysmal road safety standards in the country.

The report, which is being prepared by the Transport Research Wing of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, also discovered that a total of 4,64,910 road accidents were reported by states and union territories in the calendar year 2017, claiming 1,47,913 lives and causing injuries to 4,70,975 persons.

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First Published: Aug 30 2018 | 2:06 PM IST

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