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Kathmandu, March 23:

Fifteen people, including two women, died and 82 injured in several road mishaps in the Kathmandu Valley in the past one month.

According to the data compiled by the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD), Kathmandu, as many as 198 people received minor injuries in 257 road accidents in the Valley during the period.

“Carelessness and disobedience of traffic rules were major reasons behind the road accidents,” said inspector Deepak Giri, adding overspeed, careless overtaking and driving under the influence of alcohol were other reasons for the accidents.

Increasing number of vehicles, mainly two-wheelers, and narrow roads were also the factors contributing to road accidents. Likewise, road users, who are not aware of traffic rules, also contribute to accidents, Giri added.

“Youths of 18 to 22 years of age group are mostly involved in bike accidents,” Giri added. According to MTPD, most accidents occurred at Maitighar, Babarmahal, Tinkune, Airport, Ghattaghar, Bhaktapur, Sat Dobato, Kalanki, Thankot, Sitapaila, Gongabu, Maharajgunj, Sukedhara, Bouddha and Jawalakhel. Most of the accidents occurred during 6 pm to 6 am, it added.