1070 traffic fatalities in 2017 121 murders during same period - Police

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By 2017-10-20

By Cassendra Doole

Over a 1,000 persons were killed in road accidents while 100 murders were reported during the present year, a spokesman with the Police Media Unit told Ceylon Today yesterday (19).

He said a total of 1,070 deaths have been reported due to accidents with 265 persons being critical injured and another 548 persons sustained minor injuries during this period.

Out of the 1,070 deaths due to accidents 55 occurred in the month of October, he added.

Furthermore a total of 121 murders, 23 cases of assault and 75 robberies were also reported during this same period, the spokesman further said.

The most recent traffic fatalities, numbering five was reported yesterday (19), he said.

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