Bulgaria’s road death toll in first two months of 2023 is 69

Sixty-nine people died in road accidents in Bulgaria in the first two months of 2023, the Interior Ministry said on March 1, citing provisional data.

This is seven more than the confirmed figure for the same time last year, the ministry said.

In January and February 2023, there were 840 road accidents in Bulgaria in which people died or were injured. Apart from the dead, 1107 people were injured.

In February 2023, there were 376 road accidents, leaving 34 dead and 516 injured.

In 2022, Bulgaria had the second-highest road death rate in the European Union, according to provisional figures published on February 21 by the European Commission.

Romania had the highest road death rate in the EU in 2022, at 86 deaths per one million inhabitants, followed by Bulgaria at 78 per million.

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