Kazakhstan sees increase in number of road accidents

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Astana, Kazakhstan, July 25

By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:

Around 8,608 road accidents have been recorded in Kazakhstan in the first six months of 2014, Saule Aitpaeva, the chairman of the Committee on Legal Statistics and Special Records of Kazakhstan Prosecutor General's Office said on July 25.

She underscored that the number of recorded road accidents has increased by 1.7 percent compared to the same period of 2013.

"The majority of the road accidents have occurred in Almaty - 2,425, South Kazakhstan region - 1,408, Almaty region - 799, East Kazakhstan region - 580 and Zhambyl - 549," Aitpaeva noted.

The committee head went on to add that the road accidents resulted in 1,015 deaths and 10,911 more being injured.

The major part of the road accident victims fell to the Almaty region - 198 people, South Kazakhstan region - 159 people, Zhambyl - 90 people, East Kazakhstan region - 71 people and Almaty - 60 people.

Edited by CN

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