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Twenty-seven people died in 191 accidents on National Road Number 4 (EN4) – the road linking Mozambique and South Africa – in the month December 8 of last year to January 8, the road concessionaire Trans Africa Concessions has revealed.
A company press release blames driver negligence and risk-taking as the main causes of accidents on the highway, one of the main roads in Maputo.
“Risk behaviour on roads is not acceptable and should not be tolerated,” the company writes, urging authorities in Mozambique and South Africa to take measures to ensure the safety of people on the road.
Data from the Mozambican National Land Transport Institute indicate that 1,478 road traffic accidents were recorded from January to September 2017 nationwide, killing 1,057 people.
According to the figures available, an average of five people die in accidents on Mozambique’s roads every day.Source: Lusa
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