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Nagaland road accidents claim 246 lives in 5 years

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DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 31: Road accidents that were reported in Nagaland during the 5-year period between 2018 and 2022 claimed 246 lives, according to a report released by the Union Ministry Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) on Tuesday.
Per the Ministry’s report titled ‘Road Accidents in India 2022′, the same 5-year window witnessed 2523 recorded instances of road accidents in Nagaland.
The year-wise fatalities break-up were: 39 in 2018, 26 in 2019, 53 in 2020, 55 in 2021 and 73 in 2022. Similarly, there were 430 recorded road accidents in 2018, 358 in 2019, 500 in 2020, 746 in 2021 and 489 in 2022.
In 72 out of the 489 road accidents reported in 202, the drivers were operating the vehicles without driving license. There were also 291 injuries reported, out of which 66 were grievous.
The 73 deaths in 2022 was an increase by 32.73% over the previous years’ (2021) casualties of 55.
On a nationwide scale, the total number of accidents increased from 4,12,432 in 2021 to 4,61,312 in 2022, registering a spike of 11.9%.
“All States/UTs other than Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland and Lakshadweep recorded a greater number of accidents in 2022 compared to corresponding period in 2021”, the MoRTH report stated.
With some marginal fluctuations, the percentage share of North Eastern States in total accidents has remained constant during the last 5 years i.e. 2018 to 2022.
“Among the North Eastern States, Assam recorded the highest number of accidents during 2018 and 2022. Tripura with 575 accidents was in second place followed by Manipur (508).
“Number of accidents had increased in 2022 over 2021 in Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura. In Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Nagaland there was a decrease in accidents in 2022 as compared to 2021”, it stated.
(Page News Service)

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