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WHO report : road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for children and young adults

Worldwide, 1.35 million people die each year in road traffic accidents. In just three years, the number of traffic fatalities had increased to around 100,000, a

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WHO report : road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for children and young adults

Worldwide, 1.35 million people die each year in road traffic accidents. In just three years, the number of traffic fatalities had increased to around 100,000, according to a Friday report submitted to the world health organization (WHO), based on data from the year 2016. In the previous report, based on data from the year 2013, it was estimated the number of deaths in road traffic to 1.25 million per year.

road traffic accidents are now the leading cause of death for children and young people between the ages of five and 29 years. "These deaths are at an unacceptable price for mobility," said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

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