Four people die, 13 injured in Christmas Day road accidents in Romania

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Four people have died and 13 people sustained injuries in two separate car accidents on Christmas Day, police said.

Ten people, including four children were hurt after two cars collided near the southwestern city of Timisoara on Wednesday, authorities said. One person died immediately, and another person was transported by helicopter to hospital.

The Inspectorate for Emergency Situations said two people remained trapped in the cars.

Other people received medical aid on the spot. Police are investigating how the collision occurred.

In the southeastern town of Urziceni, three people died and four people were injured on Wednesday after two cars smashed into each other exiting the town.

Emergency officials transported one of the injured people to a nearby hospital, while the other three were due to be transported to hospitals in Bucharest.

Traffic was diverted in the area as emergency authorities activated a “red code” emergency plan to coordinate the situation.

Police said that a total of 19 people died in traffic accidents and 33 people were seriously injured over the Christmas period.

Romania has the highest road death rate in the European Union, twice the EU average.


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