Karnal, January 14
Karnal district witnessed a slight rise in road accident deaths in 2021 as compared to 2020. The number of accidents was also higher last year in comparison to 2020.
As per the data of the Karnal police, the district has reported 13 accidents in a week on an average during last year. In 2020, 12 accidents took place in a week on an average. As many as 388 people were killed in 690 accidents and 465 sustained injuries in 2021. In 2020, 336 people had lost their lives and 443 were injured in 626 accidents, the data revealed. In the current year so far, as many as 24 accidents have taken place in the district that led to the deaths of 15 and injuries to 12 persons, the data revealed. In the previous four years, 2017 had reported maximum 778 accidents that led to 376 deaths and injuries to 623 persons. In 2018, 387 persons had lost their lives and 572 had sustained injuries in 752 accidents. In 2019, 740 accidents had taken place that led to death of 383 persons and injuries to 562, the data stated. There were some minor accidents that were not reported. Negligent and rash driving are the main reasons behind the accidents. — TNS
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