Six killed in Christmas period traffic accidents in North Sumatra
The Jakarta Post
The North Sumatra Police have recorded 12 traffic accidents leaving six people dead in areas across the province over the past three days.
Police collected the data during a security operation named Operation Toba Candle (Operasi Lilin Toba) to secure this year’s Christmas and New Year festivities.
Three travellers were severely injured in incidents in Medan that took place from Saturday to Monday, while 14 others sustained light wounds, North Sumatra Police spokesperson Adj. Sr. Comr. MP Nainggolan told news agency Antara.
On Saturday, police recorded three traffic accidents in the regencies of Toba Samosir and Deliserdang. Two travelers, identified as Tiarma Sihaloho, 47, and Sudiro, 58, were killed in the accident in Deliserdang.
Three traffic accidents occurred in Binjai, Deliserdang and Toba Samosir on Sunday. A university student identified as Bakti Sianipar, 21, died during the accident in Toba Samosir, which took place on the Medan-Tarutung highway in the village of Tambunan Lumban Gaol, Balige district.
The highest number of accidents was recorded on Monday, when three people were killed in six accidents. They are Derima Nofiani Maruwu, Syahnun Wijaya, 14, and Bambang Willer Gultom, 19. Another victim suffered severe injuries, while eight others were lightly wounded. (afr/ebf)
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