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A less tragic Easter Week 2017

The Center for Emergency Operations (COE) has announced a death toll of 15 people for the 2017 Easter Week. Of these, 11 died in traffic accidents, three drowned and one was hit by a vehicle. The number of deaths was down from 23 registered for the same period in 2016 and 30 in 2015.

COE director, General Juan Manuel Méndez gave the details at a press conference on Monday, 17 April 2017. It was the first time the COE waited for the end of the Easter Week prevention operation to report. General Méndez said that it was a quiet Easter Week with less fatal accidents than in the past. He said that there were 860 traffic accidents, involving 1,016 people.

COE data is based on the period from Easter Thursday through Easter Sunday (13-16 April 2017). There were 707 accidents involving motorcycles, 100 car accidents cars and 5 accidents involving heavy trucks. 48 people were struck on our nation’s roads. In addition, 363 people were arrested for public drunkenness, including 20 minors.

Source: DR1, Lisitndiario

Apr 19, 2017

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