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Rise in accidental deaths in Maharashtra

28 November 2011

Maharashtra has earned the distinction for being the road accidental death capital of the country for the second year in a row. The state witnessed a growth rate of 8.6 per cent in accidental death rate during 2010 beating the country’s overall accident death rate that jumped by about eight per cent during the year.

…..On the issue of growing number of accidental deaths in Maharashtra, Dr Nishi Mittal, head of the department, traffic engineering, at Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) said, “Total number of accidents in Maharashtra is on the rise as the state is very prompt in reporting not just accidental deaths but even minor injuries unlike other states in India. Delhi and a few other states do not always truly reflect the truth.”….

Read more: http://zeenews.india.com/news/exclusive/rise-in-accidental-deaths-in-maharashtra_744399.html

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Written by csirindia

November 29, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Posted in CRRI

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