Festive holiday accidents death toll rises…Police arrest 128 touts on Christmas Day


The festive holiday death toll has reached 24, with 59 injured after three more people were killed in road accidents on Christmas Day.

Four people died on Christmas Day last year.

Police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi attributed the accidents to speeding and human error.

The number of accidents recorded on Christmas Day this year declined from 131 last year to 94.

Police arrested 128 touts in a blitz on Christmas Day, while 165 vehicles were impounded for various defects and 797 tickets were issued.

— Herald

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