Peru: 11 out of 100,000 Limenians die on transit accidents

Isabel Guerra

Eleven out of 100,000 people living in East Lima die due to transit accidents, according to the Report on the Situation of Health (ASIS) 2008, issued by Peru’s Health Ministry.

The Office of Epidemiology says that the figures are based on the data registered on the Death Certificates submitted by Peru’s National Registry of Identity and Civil Status (RENIEC) and, sadly, the rates increase each year.

During 2006, 201 people from East Lima died in transit accidents; 207 died in 2007, and 232 in 2008. East Lima comprehends the districts of Ate, Lurigancho-Chosica, Santa Anita, El Agustino, La Molina, Cieneguilla, San Juan de Lurigancho and Chaclacayo

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