PHNOM PENH, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Road accidents had killed at least 1,518 people in Cambodia in the first nine months of this year, the report of the Interior Ministry's public order department showed on Friday.
The death number represented 3 percent rise from 1,469 deaths at the same period last year.
The report said that there had been 3,279 road accidents happened from January to September this year, a 15 percent decrease from 3,854 cases in the same period last year.
Besides the deaths, the accidents had injured other 5,645 people, down 14 percent from 6,595 people.
"Main causes of the accidents are over-speed driving, alcohol driving, and neglect driving," Preap Chan Vibol, director of the transport department at the Ministry of Public Work and Transport, told Xinhua over telephone.
Traffic accidents had claimed 1,890 human lives in the country last year, estimating to cost the country about 310 million U.S. dollars.