Over 30,000 Died in Road Accidents in Russia, in 2002

Over 30,000 people died in road accidents in Russia, in 2002. This is according to Alexander Chekalin, Russia's Deputy Minister of Interior. Mr. Chekalin said 2002 was a hard year for traffic militia, the number of accidents having increased by 4% year-to-year. Over 164,000 road accidents have been registered since the beginning of this year, in which about 197,000 people were more or less seriously injured.

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