Traffic accidents leading cause of deaths, injuries in Cambodia: report

Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of deaths and injuries in Cambodia, costing the Southeast Asian nation about 466 million U.S. dollars a year, according to a new report released on Wednesday.

Jointly conducted by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC), the report said in 2019, Cambodia saw more than 2,000 deaths and almost 13,700 injuries due to traffic accidents, with an average of 5.4 people dying daily.

“This makes road traffic the leading cause of deaths and injuries in the kingdom,” the report said. “The number of fatalities caused by road traffic accidents has increased nearly 25 percent over the past 11 years (2009-2019), higher than the population growth for the same period of 17 percent.”

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