Accidents down this New Year | Daily News

Accidents down this New Year

A total of 638 accident victims were reported during the past three days (April 14, 15 and 16) during the New Year celebrations. This is a four percent decrease compared to the previous year, the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) sources said.

According to the sources, the total number of hospital admissions, however, was 287 and it is a ten percent increase than last year. The total number of road traffic accidents reported during the three days is 193 which is a four percent increase compared to the previous year.

A total of 86 victims of violence were reported and this is a 126 percent increase when compared to last year.

There is a clear reduction in domestic accidents and firecracker accidents this year, which is a positive sign, the sources added.

All those who take part in the New Year games should look into their safety and health. Organisers of all New Year festivals should have a first aid team with first aid.

Those who go on trips should avoid bathing in dangerous rivers and lakes, the sources advised.


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