Cuba: Death Due to Traffic Accidents on the Rise

About 347 people have lost their lives in traffic accidents in Cuba during the first half of 2014, 18 more compared to the same period of last year, an official source revealed. Experts from the National Road Safety Commission (CNSV), cited by the National Information Agency (AIN), stated that nearly

Accident occurred in the Cuban central province of Sancti Spiritus last July 1st. (Photo: Vicente Brito)About 347 people have lost their lives in traffic accidents in Cuba during the first half of 2014, 18 more compared to the same period of last year, an official source revealed.

Experts from the National Road Safety Commission (CNSV), cited by the National Information Agency (AIN), stated that nearly 5,600 traffic accidents occurred in this country from January to June this year, 109 less compared to the same period in 2013.

However, they considered insignificant that reduction of accidents in Cuban roads, and described as an epidemic this problem in the Caribbean nation for its casualties.

About 1,365 people were injured in those events, 345 more compared to the same period of last year, they said.

The eastern provinces of Holguin and Santiago de Cuba showed increases in accidents, dead and injured people.

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