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HANOI -- A total of 265 people were killed and more than 300 others injured in traffic accidents in Vietnam during celebrations of Tet, or Lunar New Year, state media said Tuesday.
The death toll was 100 higher than last year, with the number of accidents particularly high in the capital Hanoi and southern Ho Chi Minh City, the Tuoi Tre daily reported, citing police ministry figures
Road accidents are the leading cause of death in the communist state, which has an appalling traffic safety record, mainly because of widespread disregard for regulations and speed limits