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76 killed, 95 injured in National Day holiday in Vietnam

HANOI, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- In the four-day National Day holiday, Vietnam faced 125 traffic accidents which killed 76 people and injured 95 others, said the country's traffic police division.

Most of them occurred on roads and rail, with two train accidents resulting in three deaths, the department said on Monday.

Compared to last year, when the National Day holiday also lasted four days from Sept. 1 to Sept. 4, there were 46 more accidents and 28 more fatalities.

According to the traffic police department, this year they have dealt with around 35,000 cases of violations across the country, slapped total fines of 72 billion Vietnamese dong (2.99 million U.S. dollars), impounded 520 cars and 12,000 motorbikes, and revoked 7,200 licenses.

More than 11,400 traffic accidents occurred in Vietnam last year, killing 6,384 people and injuring over 7,800, official data showed.