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Traffic accidents in Sudan kill 2,000 people every year: minister

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July 20, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese minister of interior Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid has revealed that 2,000 people in Sudan die each year in traffic accidents.

FILE - A man walks between traffic in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, August 8, 2007 (Reuters)

The minister further added that reports of the medical commission show that 60% of the cases treated abroad are caused by traffic accidents.

He announced that his ministry is conducting a traffic safety program which aims to reduce traffic accidents to 20% compared to 80% at its peak.

Hamid, who was addressing the closing session of the training course on traffic education for primary and high school teachers on Thursday, said that traffic accidents causes the death of 13 million people around the world each year as well as 20-50 million disabilities.

He pointed to the negative impact of traffic accidents on economy and development, calling for integrating traffic safety in urban planning in urban and rural areas.

The minister of education, Suad Abd Al-Razig, for her part, said that the large number of private vehicles in Khartoum state does not help in regulating traffic safety and urged authorities to offer buses for transportation.

The rapporteur of the coordination council for traffic safety Tag al-Din Wadidi, said that the training program targeted 2,177 teachers, adding that their goal was to enhance traffic safety awareness and build a generation of youths acquainted with the traffic culture.

Khartoum state minister of education, Muatasim Abd Al-Raheem, disclosed that hundreds of schools are built adjacent to main streets which endanger students’ lives, acknowledging the engineering defect and calling for its correction.

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  • 21 July 2013 09:57, by wang

    They all must be Al-Qaida trained killing the native Africa in a name of traffic accidents…

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  • 21 July 2013 10:32, by Mun B

    South Sudan need a professional trainees to train the traffic police otherwise the accident will be our part of death occurs in South Sudan.
    Where there is good traffic there is limits of cars accident.
    Lets play our roles to develops this country to make it better nation like the others third World.We are all developers but we doesn’t know how to use it.
    Let peace be our motto.

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  • 21 July 2013 12:15, by Observer

    13 million killed per year by traffic accidents in the world????? How about 1.3 million. It is the correct figure.

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  • 23 July 2013 11:00, by wieu-madiak

    if you put that into ypur consideration then there will be no more accidents.

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