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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Road Deaths Down

MOSCOW -- Traffic accidents have claimed 837 lives in Moscow this year, including 32 children, while another 6,837 were injured, Itar-Tass said Tuesday, citing traffic officials.

Although the 6,355 major traffic accidents registered since Jan. 1 comprised a 3.3 percent rise over 1996, statistics for the past three years indicate a steady drop in deaths and injuries.

The number of fatalities was down by 12.1 percent compared to 1996 and the number of injuries by 3.7 percent.