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New Year weekend traffic deaths at 33

Santo Domingo.- The Emergency Operations Center (COE) reports that at least 13 people died and 407 were injured over the 31 December 2016 holiday. These figures were registered between midday on Friday, 30 December and Sunday afternoon, 1 January 2017. A total of 347 traffic accidents were reported. The casualties include four minors (aged 14-17) and a woman. The traffic accidents occurred in the province of Santo Domingo, the National District, La Vega and Puerto Plata.

A total of 37,721 volunteers and government agency staff participated in the security operation over the holiday weekend. The COE reported that this year’s traffic death total is seven fewer than in 2015.

Meanwhile, Diario Libre reports that from Friday, 30 December 2016 to Sunday, 1 January 2016, they have reports of at least 33 deaths including 28 from gun and stab wounds. This total also includes the 13 who died in traffic accidents as reported by the COE, of which 12 involved motorcycles.

Source: DR1

Jan 2, 2017

Category: DR News |

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