The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said that No fewer than 3, 743 people died in road accidents in the last nine months.

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This NBS Road Transport Data for first, second and third quarters of the year showed that 1, 466 people died in the first quarter, 1, 207 in the second quarter and 1,070 in the third quarter.

The report showed that a total of 7,537 road accidents occurred in the period.

A breakdown of the report showed the first quarter data reflected that 2,556 road accidents occurred during the period while the second quarter data reflected that 2,503 occurred in the period.

According to the report, a total of 2,478 road accidents occurred in the third quarter.

It, however, attributed the major cause of accidents to speed violation, loss of control, and dangerous driving.

The data, however, indicated that the number of deaths through road accidents had gradually reduced.