In 2021 the dead only totaled 15, but this year only traffic accidents have already caused 23 victims
The Civil Protection authorities of El Salvador reported this Thursday that During the Easter holidays, 27 deaths have been registered.80% more than those computed in 2021. This was reported by the director of Civil Protection, Luis Alonso Amaya, who also pointed out that some “extremely serious” accidents have generated an “upward trend” in those injured in road mishaps.
The report, which reflects the emergencies attended between April 9 and 13, accounts for the 27 deaths, 23 of them in traffic accidents, compared to the 15 in total that were registered in the same period of 2021. The computed increase is 12 deaths, which represents 80% more.
Amaya pointed out that “last year we still the beaches, recreational parks, rivers and lakes did not have the influx that they are now“He added that currently 150 injured people are registered compared to 138 in 2021, an increase of approximately 8.7%, while rescues went from 28 to 57, with an increase of 103%. The official called bathers to “not venture beyond their capabilities” on the beaches and rivers, especially at times when private sector employees go on vacation.
The areas that have registered casualties are road accidents, which currently total 232 compared to 263 in 2021, and fires, which went from 111 in 2021 to 79 in Easter 2022. On the other hand, a total of 44 drivers in a drunken state they were captured by the traffic authorities, who will face justice for dangerous driving.
So far in 2022, El Salvador has registered a total of 5,002 traffic accidents with a downward variation of 8.3% compared to the 5,454 computed in 2021. In total, these accidents have left a balance of 2,962 deadso the daily average is 29.
The influx of salvadorans in recreational centers, beaches, mountains and in activities of the date grows in the last days of the vacations, since the workers of the private company rest on Good Thursday and Good Friday, days considered to be the most important of the Week. Holy.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.