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147 people killed in road accidents in Volta Region in 2016

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A total of 147 persons were killed in road crashes in the Volta Region in 2016 says the Volta Regional office of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC).

Miss Joan Fafa Ayer, Assistant Planning Officer, NSRC told the Ghana News Agency that 633 persons were injured in the total of 577 cases reported, which involved 1,026 vehicles.

She said the Ho Municipality recorded the highest figure of 62 deaths and 361 injuries from accidents involving 486 vehicles, followed by Keta Municipality, which had 48 deaths and 211 injuries from 400 road crashes.

Kete-Krachi recorded the lowest number of six reported cases involving 10 vehicles, seven deaths, four injuries and three pedestrian knockdowns.

Miss Ayer said the 2016 figure represented an increase of 30 per cent in fatalities compared 2015, which recorded 114 deaths.

She said pedestrian knockdowns rose from 129 in 2015 to 154 in 2016, representing an increase of 19.38 per cent.

Miss Ayer said crashes involving motor bikes also went up by 40.33 per cent with 254 cases in 2016 as against 181 in 2015 and attributed the upturns to Christmas and electioneering activities.

Source: GNA

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