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Road Accidents tripled in Jhapa

2021 Aug 17, 12:02, Kathmandu

Despite the lockdown imposed several times to contain coronavirus, the number of road accidents in the Jhapa district has tripled.

Assistant Sub-Inspector(ASI) at District Traffic Police Office, Jhapa Yam Kumar Khadka, informed that private vehicles were however allowed operation. In the fiscal year 2076/77, the district had recorded only 231 accidents, which claimed the lives of 62 people. It surged to 657 in the fiscal year 2077/78 where 93 people lost their lives.

Similarly, in the fiscal year 2076/77, 276 persons were injured in the road accidents which increased to 1,065 in the fiscal year 2077/78.

Meanwhile, the District Traffic Police Office here collected a revenue of over Rs 36.9 million in fine. As many as 53,100 vehicles including buses, trucks, cars, motorcycles were fined for violating traffic rules in the last fiscal year.


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