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Fifty-eight children were raped between December 20 and January 2 in Mozambique, according to the Ministry of Health press release sent to Lusa.
“In the present festive season, the 0-14 year age group was most affected, with a total of 58 cases, corresponding to 50% of all cases of sexual violence,” the document reveals.
Mozambican authorities recorded 115 cases of sexual violence during this period, compared to 154 last year. There were no deaths as a result of cases of sexual violence.
Overall, Mozambique’s Ministry of Health registered 8,707 incidents between 20 December and 2 January, resulting in 46 deaths, just one percent down on last year.
Road accidents and assaults were the main causes of fatalities. “Road accidents continue to be the largest in number and the leading cause of death, accounting for 85 percent of all trauma cases in 2017-2018, and 64 in 2016-2017,” the report details.
Data from the National Institute of Land Transport indicate that from January to September 2017, 1,478 road accidents were recorded, which killed 1,057 people nationwide. In 2016, in turn, the country registered 1,379 deaths from 1,688 road accidents.
The statistics reveal that five people die in road accidents in Mozambique every day.Source: Sapo Noticias