WHO: China Road Accidents Kill Almost a Quarter Million People a Year

From AP today: “The World Health Organization is calling on China to improve road safety, saying an estimated 680 people are killed each day on the country’s highways. WHO officials say the problem is growing worse as the number of vehicles in China skyrockets.

The World Health Organization presented its World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention to Chinese officials in Beijing Monday saying China has the most deadly roads. Some 1.2 million people die every year on roads around the globe, about 20 percent of them in China. ”

The full article is here on the VOA site.

October 11, 2004 7:58 AM
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