More than 140,000 die on India's roads

Road accidents in India killed 146,000 people last year, a media report said Friday.

The figure was a 5-per-cent increase from 2014, The Hindu daily quoted the report released by Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari as saying.

Drivers were blamed for 77.1 per cent of the accidents, deaths and injuries and speeding was identified as the main cause, the report said.

The age group 15-34 was particularly hard hit, accounting for 54.1 per cent of the fatalities.

Last update: Fri, 10/06/2016 - 11:09
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