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State road mishap deaths higher than national average

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Jan 11 - Despite road traffic accidents (RTAs) accounting for over 50.4 per cent deaths in the State, surpassing the national average, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways declared that Assam has no black spots.

In a status report released on Monday, the Ministry said that Meghalaya has the highest number of eight black spots, followed by one each in Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland. In Meghalaya, while two black spots are unidentified and repeated spots, six are to be investigated and long-term measures taken, the report said.

Meanwhile, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report states that with 50.4 per cent deaths in Assam caused by road accidents, the State�s record surpassed the national average of 36.4 per cent for 2013. In Assam, over 704 people died and 1,803 people were injured in 2014 due to road accidents while in 2013, 2,441 people died and 6,609 people were injured in road accidents. The highest number of deaths due to road traffic accidents occurred in Guwahati city, followed by Kamrup district.

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